South Coast Today: Steeple hoisted into place atop Grace Church

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Construction crews succeeded on Oct. 7 in hoisting the new Grace Church steeple framework into place at the top of the church’s bell tower.  They had managed to install metal braces connecting the top and bottom halves of the Douglas fir framework, which had proven troublesome the day before. A year in storage had evidently put some connecting bolt holes out of line but that was overcome mid-morning.  The project enjoyed perfect weather for the second day. Even the wind cooperated by staying light.  Bill Reed, former senior warden of the parish, said that construction crews have remarked that “this is the windiest job they’ve ever worked,” he said. “That’s what you get when you live on the ocean.”

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