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How do you decorate a 90’ lighthouse for the holidays?

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With lights.  Lots of lights.

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You need a ground crew at the base of the lighthouse to put together the right-sized lengths of lights – Goldwin was part of the ground crew – and then attach one end to a stake in the ground.

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And you need a crew at the top of the lighthouse on the gallery deck to attach the other end of the lights to the lighthouse.  I worked at the top.

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The crew up top would lower a line, using a spool made for flying kites.  A tough job given the high winds and the trees and shrubbery on the north side of the lighthouse.  But all went well.

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The end of the line was attached to a big fishing weight.  The ground crew would catch the line and hook a length of lights onto it.

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When the line was wound back around the spool, up the lights would come.

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The up top crew tied the lights around the posts (stanchions) that anchor the gallery’s handrail.

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We worked counterclockwise around the lighthouse – about a dozen strands of lights. 

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It took a couple of hours.  And looked spectacular.

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Happy Holidays from the Elbow Reef Lighthouse.

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