Ice floes rush down the Kennebec River each spring and crash into the foundation. In the photograph above, you can see that the huge granite blocks were forced out of position by the ice. This put the survival of the lighthouse at risk
Engineers visited the site and agreed that the best way to save the structure was to temporarily remove the lighthouse and then to disassemble and rebuild the foundation so that it could support the lighthouse tower far into the new millenium. Thanks to the help of many, the foundation of Doubling Point was recently repaired. Please take this tour of the repair process.