Climbing to the top of our lighthouse is a family event with children as young as 9 and adults in their
80’s 90’s able to make the climb. In fact, we would like you to meet our oldest climber.
Bob Dick of Grove City PA came to visit us in July of 2012 and wanted to be the oldest person to climb our lighthouse, he was 86. Unfortunately, we had a gentleman from our local area that has climbed the tower for several years and was 87 and 2 weeks at his last visit. Bob just happened to have a $2 bill with him that July morning and signed and dated it for us and said “Here, keep this and I will be back next year to sign it and climb again to set the record”. Well sure enough, on July 11, 2013 Bob returned with several members of his family and made the trip back up the 131 steps to the top of the lighthouse. He was born in December of 1925. Bob is now the oldest person to climb at
87 years and 7 months 2014 update = 88 years and 7 months 2015 update = 89 years and 7 months 2016 UPDATE – Bob completed the climb on July 12, 2016 to climb at 90 years, 7 months and 1 day – Congratulations Bob! Bob has kept his annual tradition alive with his latest visit and climb to the top (#5) on July 12th, 2016 to extend his record as the oldest climber. His support group of family members that also climbed and several more on the ground, ensured Bob had a fun and safe climb with many great memories.
We all can’t wait to see him again next year when he sets a new record of 91 years young. See pictures below.
Click (HERE) to see a news story from one of our local stations WWAY where Hannah Patrick and her camera recorded Bob making it to the top.
2016 visit (click on any picture to enlarge)
2015 visit (click on any picture to enlarge)
2014 visit (click on any picture to enlarge)
Bob has just signed the $2 bill for the 3rd time (2012,13 &14). Bob starts the climb to the top.
Bob has made it to the top yet again to set a new Oak Island Lighthouse age record!
88 Years and 7 months
2 thoughts on “Meet Our Oldest Climber (Male)”
To the lighthouse volunteers,
Thank you for the post about my Dad climbing the lighthouse! You all made it a very special event for all of us! Denise
Congratulations Gramps! We love you! -Ashley, Chad, and Lilly
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