I passed it on foot the other day and stopped to look at the ancient cedar shake siding.
|Wind and spray have removed most of the paint and chewed away at the edges of the shakes. The brown line is rusty barbed-wire fence.|
|On the landward side, out of the reach of salt spray, half the paint still remains, but it's being colonized by green lichens. The roof is bright with green moss.|
Cedar shakes are locally produced, and snug and durable in all weather conditions. Current producers mention a 50- to 100-year lifespan due to cedar's resistance to rot.