Gay Head Light Gets 3D Scan Prior to Move

Photo courtesy New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide.
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MVGazette: The committee to save the Gay Head Light is going 3-dimensional in its preparations for relocating the old lighthouse.

In October, the committee received a grant from Meridian Associates, a land surveying and civil engineering firm in Beverly [Massachusetts] that specializes in 3D laser scanning modeling. The company visited the lighthouse last week with a laser scanner to generate an accurate 3D model of the lighthouse, chairman of the lighthouse building committee Lenny Butler said, adding that there is no structural plan of the lighthouse as it exists today.

“They scanned the building inside and out and it will produce a 3D model that is accurate within a centimeter,” Mr. Butler said. “It will be a useful tool for engineering because the structural engineers can look at it and see where the stressers are and calculate the move.”

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