The Black Rock Community Council has been an active participant in preservation efforts for Fayerweather Lighthouse since the 1990’s including raising the necessary funds to completely restore this structure in 1996. The before and after pictures are below.
And over the nearly thirty years since, the BRCC has invested thousands of dollars in maintaining the lighting system that continues to provide illumination every night. This investment has included replacing the solar panels, battery, installing LED lighting and replacing the timing mechanism that regulates the lighting. And all of this has been accomplished without the additional cost of labor thanks to a group of dedicated volunteers who have undertaken these tasks over these years.
Additionally, the BRCC partnered with the State Office of Historic Preservation and the city of Bridgeport in 2018 in the latest restoration of the lighthouse including the complete restoration of the stone base and of the structure itself. For the latter part of these efforts, the BRCC provided over $15,000 to restore the cast iron top that houses the lantern.
See before and after pictures below.
As our preservation fund is nearly depleted, we are using the current bicentennial celebration to raised both awareness for the need for continued restoration efforts as well as the need to continue to raise funds for these efforts.
You can make help by making a contribution to this fund and be part of the preservation team by clinking the link below. The Black Rock Community Council is a 501(c)3 organization so your generous donation is completely tax deductible and no amount is too large or too small.