The roof of the fog signal building on Plum Island was repaired this summer, at least temporarily. Friends of Plum and Pilot Islands volunteers and the US Fish and Wildlife Service discovered gaping holes in the shingled roof. The damage was so extensive that it immediately was moved up to a priority project for the organizations. FOPPI Board Member Patti Zarling says the fix should last through winter.
Paul Kuenn was the lead volunteer on the project. He used weather barriers, lumber boards, and cap nails to patch the holes. A decision will have to be made in the spring when two projects concerning the life-saving station resume on the island as well. A new roof could cost as much as $7,000.