Nobska Light Renovations Breaks Ground

Friends of Nobska Light president Kathy Walrath (right) announces the beginning of Phase 1 of the renovations of the light keeper’s house. Representatives from Dellbrook-JKS Construction Management, Brown Lindquist Fenuccio and Raber Architects, Friends of Nobska Light, the capital campaign committee, and town officials applaud the announcement.

Work has begun on the renovation of the Nobska Light Keeper’s house.

The Friends of Nobska Light capital campaign reached the $1.5 million benchmark of the overall $5 million goal this summer, enabling the group to move forward with the first phase of its planned renovation for the keeper’s house.

The group plans to repurpose the keeper’s house into a maritime museum. The group and Brown Lindquist Fenuccio and Raber Architects selected Dellbrook-JKS as the construction management firm for the initial phase of the renovation plan. Phase I of the construction plan will ensure the keeper’s house is weathertight. Phase II, which includes interior and site work to allow public access to the museum, will commence when the campaign reaches the $2.5 million benchmark.

The Friends of Nobska Light supports immediate work on the exterior shell of the keeper’s house.

The Nobska Lighthouse and its new maritime museum will focus on matters of the sea. It will chronicle the contributions of the US Coast Guard to the community, educate the public and bring the history to life through the eyes of the dedicated keepers and families who served Nobska so well. This vision is supported by the Beacons of Light Campaign, a three-year fundraising campaign focusing on preserving the Nobska Light Station . Friends of Nobska Light is committed to serving as the new keeper of Nobska Light Station to ensure that Nobska remains a “beacon” attracting people to the Falmouth area, inspiring them to learn more about its maritime history, and educating a wide audience about its seafaring heritage.

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