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life,” said Fletcher. Clearly, working on the project fills Fletcher with the glow of accomplishment. “I feel privileged to work on a project like this,” said Fletcher. “For the rest of John Fletcher’s life, I will be able to tell people, ‘We restored the oldest lighthouse in Michigan.’ And it wasn’t just a tuck-point-and-paint job - it was an actual rehabilitation.” Quinn Evans remains at the site working on installation of fish-tail metal shingle roofs on the attached storage building repair of the 1901 fog signal building roof, and installation of a new cedar shingle roof on the 1930s equipment building. Future projects may focus on restoration of the lighthouse interior and keepers’ dwellings. Thanks to a passion for preservation and a lifetime of accumulated knowledge on the part of National Restoration and Quinn Evans, this early 19th Century lighthouse will continue to shine through the fog, storms and dark nights of the early 21st Century.

FORT GRATIOT LIGHTHOUSE PROJECT TEAM • Civil Survey and High-Definition Laser Scan – Midwestern Consulting, LLC, Ann Arbor • Hazardous Materials Testing – Huron Consultants L&A, Port Huron • Brick Testing – Soil and Material Engineers, Inc., Plymouth • Engineering of masonry and shoring during construction – Fitzpatrick Structural Engineers, Ann Arbor • Roofing – CASS Sheet Metal, Detroit • Steel Repair – Centerline Fabrication, Detroit • Painting – U & S Painting Services, Troy • Electrical – Alliance Electric & Construction, Inc., Bloomfield Hills • Window and Door – Robert Fogelson, Port Huron • Initial Masonry Exploration, 2005 – Mihm Enterprises, Inc., Hamilton • Work on Fog Signal, Lighthouse Keeper’s Dwelling, 2011 – Renaissance Restoration, Birmingham Project participant list provided courtesy of architect and general contractor.

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