|NORTH LIGHT ON BLOCK ISLAND
AWARDED NELL PRESERVATION GRANT
By: Carolyn W.
|The second of three NELL Preservation Fund
Grants for 2002 was awarded to the North Light on Block Island, RI on Friday
October 25th. Frank Carbone, NELL Preservation Committee Co-Chairman
and Carolyn Carbone, NELL Secretary and a member of the Preservation Committee
presented a check for $1500 to North Light Association President Gilbert Plumb
and Association Member Nancy Hutnak at the lighthouse. Originally scheduled for
Saturday the 26th, the presentation was moved up a day to Friday with
the prediction of high winds and rain for Saturday.
North Light, Block Island 10-25-02 -- NELL Grant Presentation of
L to R: Nancy Hutnak - No. Light Association Mb., Gilbert Plumb - No. Light
Frank Carbone - NELL Preservation Comm. Co-Chair, Carolyn Carbone - NELL
|Following the presentation, Gilbert and Nancy
gave us a complete tour of the lighthouse. This was a particular thrill to me,
as in all my visits to the light Iíve never been above the first floor. We saw
the new heating system, the solar electric system, the second and third floors and the lantern room.
North Light, Block Island - Stairs to be replaced with NELL
North Light, BI - Stairs to be replaced with NELL Grant
North Light Association, organized in 2001, is working actively to replace
deteriorating structural beams supporting the tower and to complete total
renovations of the upper floors. NELLís $1500 donation will be used to replace
the stairway between the second and third floors. Gilbert and Nancy were quick
to express their thanks and gratitude to NELL members, that included an
invitation for our return next summer.
North Light, BI -- Stairs to be replaced with NELL Grant