This summer the lantern underwent a renovation at the Sag Harbor Yacht Yard. It was cleaned and sand blasted. Then holes in the metal as a result of rust were filled. The lantern was primed with a zinc primer, followed by a coat of epoxie and then two coats of gloss black urethene. A new ball and chimney are being cast at a foundry in Richmond VA. A new door between the lantern and the outside platform was fabriated in Chicago. New hinges are being fabricated in a maching shop in Sag Harbor. We transported the lantern to the lawn of the Sag Harbor Whaling Museum where it will reside until we reinstall it on the lighthouse in 2015. Everyone at the Whaling Museum has been very helpful and cooperative. Our next phase will be the replacement of the roof and the installation of new windows and doors. We will be working to raise the funds this winter (we need at least $200,000).