The project started when the leaks were persistent and the pans catching the water were insufficient in number and depth!
The first inspections and recommendations were done by Charlie Shipway in June.
Ann McGhee painted it’s portrait in September.
Roy Riley did a temporary patch in November and will begin roof repairs in late December. He studied and photographed the bell and built ladders and installed light to facilitate bell repairs.
Clark Goff and Bob Hungerford started to work on the bell Dec. 26
Clark and Bob researched the bell and visited the Menemsha School Bell at the Police Dept. It has a wooden wheel for the rope too. Bob Hungerford made a template to size a new wheel for the rope. The final work can’t be done until warm weather because of paint and glue.
Just for interest, below are photographs of some of the building’s structure as viewed from below the steeple.
first ladder to the steeple
Steeple Repairs are now scheduled for end of February due to weather and injury to Roy Riley’s wrist.