Robbins Reef Trip Report, Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Crew: Carmen Campo, Stefan Dreisbach-Williams, Erin Urban
Weather: Morning rain and fog which lifted to some sun, 40ºs, brisk wind; 47º inside the lighthouse
Access: Left Miller’s at 10:45 AM and returned at 1:45 PM on the Nicholas Miller captained by Dave Steckley.
Purpose of the trip: We wanted to clear out all perishable supplies and tighten the place up for the season ahead.
Task accomplished: Carmen drained the generator of gasoline, and we brought back three 5-gallon cans; one full of gasoline, one half-full, and one empty. We lowered down about 25 gallons of paint, epoxy, and primer from the third floor. We also cleared out the other perishable supplies like caulk and foam sealants.
Carmen was able to get the latch on the Watch Gallery door closed using some old wire and Stefan roped the door closed with another line. We stuffed rags and plastic and into three holes in the Lantern Gallery and taped them closed; there was water on the floor of the Watch Gallery which we think may have come from them; they accommodate the Coast Guard and NOAA wiring. We left the Lantern Gallery hatch open, and decided not to put the Watch Gallery hatch back and instead covered the opening with the old wood window covers wrapped in plastic.
Stefan brought everything down from the promenade to the platform, and we loaded the Nicholas and brought it back to the museum.