Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse Closing Until April 7th

January 10, 2014 | 11 Comments

The Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse and adjacent gift shop will be closed to the public from Monday January 13th until Monday April 7th 2014 due to restoration works being carried out.

A Ministry spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works wishes to inform members of the public that, due to restoration works being carried out, the Gibb’s Hill Lighthouse and the adjacent gift shop will be closed to the public from Monday January 13th 2014 until Monday April 7th 2014.

“The Ministry wishes to apologize for any inconvenience this temporary closure may cause. It should be noted that the Dining Room Restaurant will remain open as usual.”

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  1. lifetime says:

    Finally!!

    Please slap a coat of paint on that lighthouse!

    Been a tourism eyesore for far too long!

    So much more PAINT!

    Please and thank you.

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  2. Ty says:

    This is excellent. Long overdue and I was watching the Bda channel a couple of nights ago with the gentleman pointing out all of the "hot spots" in Bermuda. I though the advert in general was well done, but, when they showed the picture of the Lighthouse i cringed. There is more rust on the structure than there is paint. Once it has been repainted, edit the advertisement and place a fresh looking lighthouse picture.

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  3. Triangle Drifter says:

    Nice to see that the job is finally starting but why oh why has it taken so long? From November up till a few days ago we have had near perfect weather everyday for an exposed job like that. Now we are into January & the cycle of winter storms has only just begun.

    Good luck on reopening by mid April.

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  4. Kangoocar says:

    Can someone take before and after pictures and save them for the next election?? The before photos can be placed right next to any plp advertisements as a constant reminder of how low we sunk under their time in carnage!!!!

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  5. Observer says:

    Let's make sure they wrap it up nice and tight when they do any work on it. Otherwise all the houses around them will drinking heavy metals etc..(lead, copper, arsenic...) all the good stuff they used in the old days to make paint last and stick.
    I watched a TV show about a similar project in the UK. The staff where dressed in what looked like spacesuits with full fresh air apparatus and the whole tower was wrapped up in plastic to make sure nothing was getting out.
    They don't drink the water of the roofs over there.

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  6. Triangle Drifter says:

    Imagine the work that will have to go into prepping it for painting. The chipping, the scraping, the gallons of rust converter, the multiple coats of sealer then the top paint.

    If only it had not been neglected for so long. Oh well, Beyonnce & Alicia Keys came here didn't they. Oh yeah, & we got all of those stupid 'POP BY' flags & pink taxis in London &, &.... Oh never mind. It is late.

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  7. All one can say is, "by time this project moved forward" I want to thanks the Minister/O.B.A.for doing what was promised for sooooo damn loooong :-(

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  8. Typo: I want to thank...

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  9. JUNK YARD DOG says:

    After 56 + years may be they will resurface Lighthouse Hill and then dig it up again.

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  10. joe kopec...motreal.canada says:

    i remember gibbs hill light always being white..it always shined my way home....keep her clean and help to make her last many more years........

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  11. sage says:

    My grandpa painted her 50-60 years ago, I have a photo with him and his co-workers hanging 30ft below the rail on a scaffold raised and lowered by block and tackle, no nylon ropes back then. What the contract costed in those days, I unfortunately didn't get a chance to ask, but I did glimpse the contract advertised in the paper a while back, I think the number was $360,000!! I did find a receipt from grandpa's painting days where he was paid $11 per room at the old Inverurie. Times have changed.

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