Coal Shoal Lighthouse Reconstruction

We are very excited to be able to provide professional engineering services for the reconstruction of the Coal Shoal Lighthouse.

IN Engineering is currently working with the committee working to rebuild the lighthouse after the existing structure built in 1856 burnt down in the Summer of 2018.

Our first step is to reconstruct the original dimensions from any available data – which turns out isn’t that much. All that remains of the original structure is the foundation. We have some data of the original base dimensions of the lighthouse but no original construction drawings. By using Sketchup’s photo match tool we were able to determine that the height based on the dimensions of the base. The height of the original lighthouse was 19ft.

The next steps will be to design the new structure.

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