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GA Lighthouse, Museum Job Up for Bid

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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Contractors are being sought for a complete restoration of a historic lighthouse, keeper's residence, and museum in southern Georgia.

Glynn County, GA, is inviting bids for a restoration project involving the Saint Simons Island Lighthouse, Keeper’s Dwelling and Maritime Museum in Brunswick.

The project involves architectural, structural, electrical and mechanical restoration of the structures.

Bids are due Oct. 17. A mandatory site visit was scheduled for Tuesday (Oct. 1).

Restoration Work

The project will include a complete overhaul of the structures.

Lighthouse
Buddy Murphy

The project will include a complete restoration of the Saint Simons lighthouse, the Keeper’s Dwelling, and Maritime Museum in southern Georgia.

The buildings will require pressure washing of the brick exterior; repair and replacement of any missing or damaged masonry; removal and sanding of painted brick; and installation of a new acrylic waterproof coating, according to project documents.

Concrete pavements will be pressure-washed with a high-pressure water spray to remove all residues. Wooden windows and doors will require repair or replacement of existing wood, as well as the epoxy repair of wooden sills.

Painted areas will require paint removal, sanding and feathering.

Previous coatings contain lead, so lead abatement will be necessary, according to the owner.

The wooden roof of the keeper’s dwelling will require re-roofing. This will include the removal of fiberglass shingles, underlayment and flashings, and repair of any deteriorated wood. Installation of new flashings, self-adhering bituminous sheet underlayment, and butter units will be required, and the metal roofing on the lighthouse and museum will need to be replaced.

The decking and stairs of the existing wooden porch will require removal and complete structural repairs to the framing. New decking will be installed with additional blocking and fasteners as required to stabilize current stair rail posts.

History of St. Simons Lighthouse

In 1804, plantation owner John Couper sold four acres of his land to the federal government for $1 so that a lighthouse could be constructed on the southern tip of Saint Simons Island, according to reports on the structure's history.

Original lighthouse
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The original lighthouse was constructed in 1807, using tabby, a local building material composed of oyster shells, lime, sand and water, according to reports.

Three years later, James Gould was hired to build both the lighthouse and the accompanying one-story residence, the reports said. Though the specifications called for hard brick, the structure was mostly constructed of tabby, a local building material made of oyster shells, lime, sand and water, reports noted.

The combined height of the original tower and lantern was 85 feet. Following the construction of the lighthouse, President James Madison appointed Gould to be the first keeper with an annual salary of $400, according to the Coastal Georgia Historical Society.

The first lighthouse met its demise in 1862 when the Confederate army destroyed it to prevent it from being used by Union forces for navigational aid; the structure was partially excavated in 1974, the report said.

A second lighthouse was built to the west of the original structure. The second tower was 104 feet tall with 129 cast-iron steps in its spiral staircase.

The lighthouse and keeper’s house were designed by architect Charles Cluskey, known for his Greek revival buildings, according to Lighthouse Friends. The first light came from this lighthouse on Sept. 1, 1872. The oil lamps were replaced by a Fresnel lens in 1953, making a keeper unnecessary.

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