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Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:40 am
by fonixmunkee
The Rock of Ages Lighthouse Preservation Society (RoALPS) has started their work year on the restoring the lighthouse. The first work crew headed out to Isle Royale on 29 June 2018. For the next seven weeks, teams will go and perform restoration work.

I will be on the second team, working from 7-14 July 2018. Besides a lot of plastering, one of my tasks is to try and get a web cam going at the light. Since you can't have a "web cam" without the WEB, I'm hoping to have some sort of internet connection established out there. If I get something going for a camera, I'll post it here.

If I get internet, I'll also be posting some pictures to Instagram. You can follow along with the hashtags #isleroyale and #roalps:

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/isleroyale/
https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/roalps/

Also, if you happen to be floating or flying by the lighthouse during the summer and see the American flag flying from the top, that means the volunteer crew is hard at work inside.

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:54 am
by johnhens
Thanks to you and the Mrs.and all the volunteers for your work on ROALH. When we were working on the Dassler cabin, we went to Passage Island. Tried to get some work going there.

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:53 am
by fonixmunkee
We've got internet! As of 1151 CST, on 8 Jul 18, we're stuck on Barnum Island, so the camera's sitting in the cabin looking northeast. While the camera is powered up, we're posting to here:

http://isleroyaleforums.com/roalps/lastsnap.jpg

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:13 pm
by johnhens
The picture was marked 14:10, pic of 3 shower bags, looking through the trees. Nice job!!!

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:29 pm
by Tom
RockofAgesCam.JPG
Well done, Fonix. Well done.

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:22 pm
by Midwest Ed
Excellent. Now....where to aim it?

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:52 am
by johnhens
Image

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:58 am
by fonixmunkee
Thanks guys for posting some of the snapshots. As you can see the camera is currently working as long as we have solar power. I'm still trying to find out a permanent way to affix it in the lens room.

if someone has any suggestions as where to point it I'm open for it but currently we have appointed this direction so that way our boat driver knows what the lake looks like so he can come out and get us if he needs.

otherwise it's an absolutely gorgeous day here with clear calm lake conditions. We're chipping away--literally--at the third floor kitchen as we speak.

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:33 pm
by johnhens
Given the Island can be seen in the shot, I think this orientation or one facing IR would be good. I am guessng any other driection would just show water.

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:08 pm
by Midwest Ed
Obviously, choose the direction that best serves the project but we could hook you up with a wireless mount for your hard hat :D or maybe put it on a tracking gimble linked to a GPS app on your phone so it tracks your every movement. :roll:

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:52 am
by johnhens
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Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:38 pm
by fonixmunkee
We were forced to depart the island rather quickly today due to rapidly deteriorating weather. So unfortunately I wasn't able to find tune the internet or the webcam. Hopefully next week's work crew will be able to make some adjustments.

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:37 pm
by Cycletrekyak
That is an awesome view! Thank you!

Re: Rock of Ages lighthouse restoration 2018

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:00 pm
by fonixmunkee
Looks like a replacement crew got the camera working again!