The development of exterior maintenance guidelines for lighthouses in six geographic regions

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dc.contributor.advisor Davis, J. Marshall en_US Schweikert, Carol A. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US 2011-06-03T19:37:06Z 2011-06-03T19:37:06Z 1995 en_US 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z785 1995 .S3 en_US
dc.description.abstract United States Lighthouses are being decommissioned by the United States Coast Guard because they are no longer needed as navigational aids. Government agencies and non-profit groups untrained in preservation are assuming control of these aids. These groups need assistance to adequately maintain the lighthouse and prevent major deterioration problems. About 300 managers of lighthouses were contacted for information on how they maintain their lighthouse, including information on shoreline erosion. About 120 replies were received containing maintenance and restoration information, drawings and photographs. The lighthouse system was divided into six geographic regions with similar climatic conditions for closer examination. The replies from the lighthouses regarding common deterioration problems in the construction materials and environmental conditions were used to develop general maintenance guidelines for each geographic region. Lighthouse managers can use these maintenance guidelines to assist them in preserving their lighthouse.Shoreline erosion was examined closely because of its destructive capability. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse in North Carolina was used as a Case Study in combatting erosion.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Architecture
dc.format.extent v, 222 leaves : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Lighthouses -- Conservation and restoration -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Lighthouses -- United States -- Maintenance and repair. en_US
dc.title The development of exterior maintenance guidelines for lighthouses in six geographic regions en_US Thesis (M.S.H.P.)
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