This small, modern Vega LED Beacon-44 was installed on March 3, the final hurrah of the lighthouse restoration. Its signal reaches approximately 14 miles to sea and offers a flash every 15 seconds. (Photo by Karen Scanlon.)

Lighthouse restoration earns SOHO’s prestigious award

Copper roof panels, chimney and ventilator ball have been put back in place. Nick and Ryan shuffle endless components. (Photo by Kim Fahlen.)
Copper roof panels, chimney and ventilator ball have been put back in place. Nick and Ryan shuffle endless components. (Photo by Kim Fahlen.)

Every spring, San Diego’s Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) accepts nominations for its annual People in Preservation Awards. 

This year’s recipient of the coveted Preservation Project of the Year 2020 was awarded to contractor Neil Gardis of ‘Ohana Industries, Ltd., and his team of three — Nick Bliler, Ryan Strack, and Kevin Goodman of San Diego — for the restoration of Point Loma Lighthouse.

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