Scituate: Historical Society proposes memorial brick project at Scituate Lighthouse

Scituate Historical Society President David Ball appeared before the board of selectmen Tuesday night, to seek their blessing regarding a proposal to sell memorial bricks at Scituate Lighthouse.

“The idea would be that people could buy a brick, put the name of someone that has maybe passed on, or put their own name on it. It might say ‘I love Scituate Light,’ with a name. It would be similar to the project that the harbormaster’s office did. Down at the harbormaster’s office there are memorial bricks down there. That’s kind of what we have in mind.

So tonight we wanted to get a sense from the selectmen whether they were interested in going forward with this, before we got too involved in it, and they seemed to say that yes, they were interested in it,” Ball explained.

Ball said the idea is that the money raised from the memorial bricks would go towards the installation of streaming webcams, on top of the lighthouse.

“We’d be putting webcams at the top of the lighthouse tower, so that people could go on the website, and then click on the webcams and see real action, real time.”

A donation for a brick could be about $80.00 or $90.00.

The Selectmen and Historical Society still need to work out the details of the plan.

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