Isle au Haut Looks to Restore Lighthouse, Fog Bell

 

Photo by New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide / Jeremy D'Entremont
Photo by New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide / Jeremy D’Entremont

The Working Waterfront reports that the town of Isle au Haut, Maine, is working to restore the fog bell during restoration of Isle au Haut Light, which the town took ownership of in 1998. The original fog bell was removed in 1934, and presumably discarded. The 40’ tall Isle au Haut Light was built on Robinson Point in 1907, and was the next-to-last traditional-style lighthouse built in the state of Maine.

Needed repairs—including repointing of the entire granite foundation, repairing the crumbling brick tower and replacing steel girders—will require scaffolding around the entire building.

Read more about the restoration of Isle au Haut Light.