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Race Rock Lighthouse Restoration Plan

$860 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 14 people in 5 months
We're raising money to create a preservation road map for Race Rock Lighthouse, and any donation will help make impact. Your contribution is 100% tax deductible. Thanks in advance for your contribution to this cause that means so much to me.

Race Rock Lighthouse turned 140 years old in December, 2018. New London Maritime Society has owned the lighthouse since 2013. At this point, we have secured the building and done preliminary cleaning and repair.
 
The Maritime Society is eager to start the restoration. But first we need to have a strategic plan prepared by a preservation architect.  We have selected Walter Sedovic Architects,  who did the restoration for both Block Island, RI, lighthouses, and for Faulkners Light, off Guilford, CT.
         
The price for this assessment (+ related costs) comes to $11,000.  
 
A generous benefactor came forward to jump start this campaign by donating 50% of the cost - $5,500 - for an architectural assessment and plan to restore Race Rock Light!

Now a 2nd benefactor, John Steffian, has offered to match all future donations dollar-for-dollar! 

Please help us raise the remaining $2,750.  In combination with John's match, that will get us to our goal!

Support the preservation effort for Race Rock Light today!  
Time is growing short. We want to have the plan ready so we can get to work next summer.  
 
35193556_1544284541863257_r.jpegphoto: David Zapatka

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RACE ROCK LIGHT STATION
NRHP Reference# 05000347
Eight miles southeast of New London, Connecticut
.6 of a mile southwest of Race Point on Fishers Island, Suffolk County, New York 06390
Latitude: 41°14'36.6 "N Longitude: 72°2' 49.2 'W, U.S.C.G. First District

Massive and solid, a feat of engineering bravery, for 140 years its light has guided mariners into and out of Long Island Sound. Race Rock , along with the New London Harbor Light and Ledge Light at the mouth of the Thames River, create a pathway of beacons leading to New London. They are a part of the strong, maritime heritage of this New England port.  For you and for future generations, New London Maritime Society is steward to all three of these  significant historic maritime sites.

More information about New London Maritime Society Inc : The Organization Operates A Maritime Museum To Preserve And Promote The Maritime History Of The People, Port, And The City Of New London, Connecticut. The Organization Sponsors Programs And Exhibits Which Educate The Public About Maritime History And Events Related To The Sea.
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The price for the architect's assessment for Race Rock Lighthouse (+ related costs) totals $11,000.  
 
A generous benefactor came forward to jump start this campaign by donating 50% of the cost - $5,500 - for an architectural assessment and plan to restore Race Rock Light!

Now a 2nd benefactor, John Steffian, has offered to match all future donations dollar-for-dollar! 

Please help us raise the remaining $2,750.  In combination with John's match, that will get us to our goal!

Support the preservation effort for Race Rock Light today!  

Time is growing short. We want to have the plan ready so we can get to work next summer.  
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Hello everyone.
We have identified our restoration architect: he is Walter Sedovic Architects, who did the work on both Block Island, RI, lights (including moving SE Light), and also Faulkners Island Light off Guilford, CT.

At this point, we can afford making the down payment, so I am contacting the firm to get started.

We are reactivating this campaign to earn the necessary additional $5,000 before summer.

There's a great new video of Race Rock taken on Saturday, March 9, 2019, from our Seal Watch trip. It is posted on the Race Rock facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RaceRockLight/
In one day, we've gotten 7,521 views, Now we just need the donations!

Thank you, --Susan
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We are getting closer...
So far, three (3) Go Fund Me donations have come in since we launched this campaign three days ago.
Added to the initial gift, we've raised $5,650 so far towards our final goal of $11,000. The money is to hire an architect to prepare a building assessment & restoration plan/roadmap for work at Race Rock Lighthouse.
Thank you to our donors.
Please share this campaign with your friends.
We'd love to reach our goal by December 31, 2018!
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$860 of $5,500 goal

Raised by 14 people in 5 months
Funds raised will benefit:
New London Maritime Society Inc
Certified Charity
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New London, CT
EIN: 061086688
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$100
Eliza Bragg
21 days ago
$100
Michael DuPont
22 days ago
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Fishers Island Photography
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Cathy Fales
22 days ago
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