COURTESY JOHN SHAW
                                The Westport South Beach Historical Society’s quarterly potluck Friday will feature a presentation on a recent study of the Westport Lighthouse. Grounds cleanup at the lighthouse starts at 8 a.m. Saturday.

COURTESY JOHN SHAW The Westport South Beach Historical Society’s quarterly potluck Friday will feature a presentation on a recent study of the Westport Lighthouse. Grounds cleanup at the lighthouse starts at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Westport Lighthouse study discussed at Friday historical society potluck

  • Thu Mar 14th, 2019 12:10pm
  • News

The Westport South Beach Historical Society’s quarterly potluck Friday at 6 p.m. at McCausland Hall will include a presentation of findings from the 2018 professional review of the Grays Harbor Lighthouse.

The society contracted with historic preservation architect Sue Licht who, along with masonry and metal experts, completed a comprehensive review and complete sounding of the lighthouse. Review of this type was a key element in the successful restorations of the Heceta and Yaquina lighthouses in Oregon and Washington’s North Head Lighthouse, which is currently being restored under Licht’s guidance, said historical society executive director John Shaw.

The society’s president Pete Eberle and members of the lighthouse restoration committee will be presenting and available for questions.

The study was made possible through matching grant funds from the South Sound Community Foundation Neddie Farrington Fund and Grays Harbor Community Foundation.