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This Old House

Episode #1605

Host Steve Thomas opens this episode with a visit to the Coast Guard Light Station at Sankaty Head, Massachusetts. Thomas tours the 1850 lighthouse which is living on borrowed time. The lighthouse is built on a bluff which is rapidly melting away due to beach erosion from winter storms. "This Old House" continues their renovation work on an 1880s Victorian home in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Because of structural problems, the home needed totally new framing and new floors. General contractor, Bruce Killen, shows Norm Abram all the changes. Designer Jock Gifford and homeowner, Kathy McGraw Bentley view a sample unit of a window with true divided light. Thomas visits Siasconset, MA touring the architecture of the area from the tiny homes built in the 1600s to a casino that was built in the 1880s when New York actors moved into the area. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

This episode has not aired in the past few months on Iowa Public Television.

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Series Description: America's favorite home improvement series, the Emmy Award-winning THIS OLD HOUSE, with host Kevin O'Connor, general contractor Tom Silva, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey, landscape contractor Roger Cook and master carpenter Norm Abram.

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