Please circulate and email/call the UNESCWA quickly to register your names
this is a very special opportunity for you to
actively participate in saving Beirut’s heritage.
If you aren’t a member of a rowing team, you probably have never noticed
that there is a small lighthouse on the port side of the BIEL peninsula. In
fact you have to go to the very farthest end of the last parking lot at
BIEL and take a stairway to the other side of the wall that separates BIEL
from the port area to reach it. It is said to be the oldest lighthouse in
Beirut, built by the French during the 1930s, and is now in terrible
condition. The Rowing Federation that has its headquarters nearby is
planning to have a Rowing Day on June 18th to introduce people in Lebanon
to the sport of rowing, and a group of us are trying to fix up the
lighthouse for the occasion. You are invited to participate in the project.
We will have three workdays the coming three Saturdays, with two shifts
each day (9 am-1 pm and 3-7 pm):
· May 28th — THIS Saturday (scraping old paint off the walls)
· June 4th (plastering to fill all the holes and smooth the rough
· June 11th (painting)
For this Saturday, all you need to bring is water and a scraper (and
probably a hat and sunscreen). You can either order lunch or go out of the
area for lunch (or just be there for one shift).
Please let me know immediately (and definitely by noon on Friday) if you
want to join us this Saturday. I need to know your name, cell phone number,
email address and which shift(s) you will be there. I think it’s going to
be great fun, and an opportunity to view Beirut from a very special vantage
Please forward to those whom you think will be interested.
All the best,