When we visited the Bodie Island Lighthouse in 2010, it was undergoing a major restoration project that began the previous year. The multi-million dollar project included strengthening the support of its 10 flights of spiral staircase, removing lead paint and many other structural and safety improvements. This spring, the lighthouse will be reopened for visitor climbing.


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I’m a semi-retired newspaper editor/writer who loves photography, especially flower macros, lighthouses, old mills and covered bridges.

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 1 year ago

    Quite a project! Timed well for Photographer Monnie!

  • Just wish we could be there this summer to climb it!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Poverty
    Povertyover 1 year ago

    Wow! and Wow! again. Great shot Monnie. ( Is there a lift for old wrinklies like me? ). Cheers. Tony.

  • As one wrinkly to another, the sorry answer is NO. I’d probably make it to the top, but I no longer try unless there’s nobody else around and I have all the time in the world to get there (which never happens)! Thanks!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 1 year ago

    Great shot Monnie … quite a project!

  • Thanks! Sure wish we could go this year!

    – Monnie Ryan

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