Power up! The next big project is running the wires for lights and outlets.
Graves Light has no electric power of its own, except for the solar-powered lamp to guide ships to Boston.
Since it’s an unforgiving environment atop a stone ledge four miles out to sea, every connector, fixture and device must be marine-rated.
Here we have Art Graves (yes – that’s his real name) drilling into the cast iron ceiling to mount the antique ship’s lamps we restored over the winter.
Soon we’ll install bronze lamps salvaged from old ships as interior lighting at Graves.
We cleaned up and reserved the lamps over the winter, so they’re ready to go.
Tough drilling overhead!