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Old 10-09-2015, 10:25 AM
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So after almost 30 years in steel erection, (18 self employed) I took a job as a project superintendent with an general contractor who does some marine work. Moneys right and more importantly steady.
Anyhow, the first good project thrown on my desk was the renovation of Bishop & Clerks light off Hyannis MA.
I'll be the project super and will be doing the steel portions of the project as well. Still waiting on start date, looks like springtime at this point. Between storms and shorter days it would be the wise choice. I was hoping to spend the fall here fishing...... I mean working .....

Scope of work
1. Replace access ladder / walkway
2. Install railing on top of light
3. Remove and replace corroded interior levels
4. sandblast & paint entire structure.
5. Remove stones in landing area

Here's a couple pics of the light............
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Looking forward to more pictures as the project progresses..
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Personally....I'm thinking a case of C4 and a fast boat...
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Personally....I'm thinking a case of C4 and a fast boat...
Yup, that was my first thought. She has some structural problems as well. i'll post up some more pics soon.
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4" mat of bird shit on the roof, and the railings have completely rotted off. Walk way railings and anchor bolts are shot too. I was kinda hoping Joaquin would give her a good power wash !
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So after almost 30 years in steel erection, (18 self employed) I took a job as a project superintendent with an general contractor who does some marine work. Moneys right and more importantly steady.
Anyhow, the first good project thrown on my desk was the renovation of Bishop & Clerks light off Hyannis MA.
I'll be the project super and will be doing the steel portions of the project as well. Still waiting on start date, looks like springtime at this point. Between storms and shorter days it would be the wise choice. I was hoping to spend the fall here fishing...... I mean working .....

Scope of work
1. Replace access ladder / walkway
2. Install railing on top of light
3. Remove and replace corroded interior levels
4. sandblast & paint entire structure.
5. Remove stones in landing area

Here's a couple pics of the light............
I think someone's trying to get rid of ya?

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why?
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Think I'd move item #5 to #1. Just a thought.
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I do small marine projects, I would get a crane and pull that pos and plop a new one on a refurbished foundation.
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I think someone's trying to get rid of ya?

Hah !!! Nah, they brought me on to do the aid to navigation and pier work.

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I do small marine projects, I would get a crane and pull that pos and plop a new one on a refurbished foundation.

New would probably be cheaper than a rebuild.
Foundation is actually solid after the last repair where they pinned in and poured a level slab on the settled stones. The structure is shot, I asked for a structural engineer to come out and assess exactly what needs to be done but it fell on deaf ears. I'll post up some interior pics soon. Anchor bolts and baseplate have been compromised to say the least.
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I'll be watching this... it's just outside my home port. Scoot into Baxter's Boathouse for some good seafood.
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Don't forget to take your buffer.
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Whats water depth there, i imagine job will need barge with spuds, and heavy 59kw gen to run bigass sandblaster, perhaps you'll get lucky and she'll fall over into the sea...btw..who's paying for this debacle?
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Whats water depth there, i imagine job will need barge with spuds, and heavy 59kw gen to run bigass sandblaster, perhaps you'll get lucky and she'll fall over into the sea...btw..who's paying for this debacle?
as taxpayers, i'm pretty sure we all are...at least those of us that pay taxes.
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As someone who has fished there for years I look forward to seeing your work. Post up lots of pics!
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Whats water depth there, i imagine job will need barge with spuds, and heavy 59kw gen to run bigass sandblaster, perhaps you'll get lucky and she'll fall over into the sea...btw..who's paying for this debacle?
There is barely 4 ft at the access ladder, which is the only way in. The entire perimeter is littered with rocks. We may clear stones on the east side as well to gain another access point so we can set up the barge on either side depending on the weather. Plan is to have crane barge out first, move stones and load the staging and material, then run a smaller barge out with the sandblast gear, gang boxes, shitter ect.
This barge will stay the duration of the job as our landing point with a gangway to the light. I'm fabricating a crank up system to raise the gangway so its not banging all day and night. Currently looking for a 30-40ft used gangway so if anyone has a lead please let me know.
As far as funding this is a Coast Guard job which was more than "shovel ready" in 2009 but that's another thread.
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I'm pretty sure this is her back in 2004. It's been a rough 11 years.
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^^ Damn, I guess !!
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I got a call late yesterday, now we're looking at full replacement of the structure. It will be interesting to see where pricing comes in compared to the renovation.

Some more pics of the structure..........
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Update;

Someone from the Audubon Society just got wind of this.

Project is on hold..........
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