The leaky bronze doors on the Watch Deck needed new hinges to create a perfect seal against the weather.
We just couldn’t buy them in a store, or even find antique originals.
So we went back to the drawing board and used the original architectural drawings of Graves Light from 1903.
Those drawings included sketches and dimensions of the original hinges.
John Nelson of Nelson Metal Fabrication has fixed the leaky doors. John did a lot of great work for us already, and now it was time for more.
Using the original designs as a guide, John machined new stainless hinges to perfectly match the damaged old ones. Now the doors shut tight! The hinges should last until the 22nd century, at least.