Last week, several memorials at Castle Island and Mount Hope Cemetery were vandalized and several cleaning options failed.READ MORE: 'Unthinkable Loss': 2 Cousins Drown While Skipping Rocks At Waldo Lake In Brockton
Crews applied the solution to a small part of the World War II monument last week. On Monday, they returned to wash the solution off and found it had removed the oil.
The mixture that finally worked to remove the oil was a marble poultice with an asphalt and tar remover.
“They came out fantastic. It looks really, really good,” said Pat Sullivan, who was working to clean the memorial.READ MORE: 6 Rescued After Boat Overturns In Cape Cod Canal
Sculptor Robert Shure designed the memorial. He says the next step is to test the cleaning mixture on other parts of the monument.
“This is all about the names, the over 200 names here of guys that gave their lives so we could be here today. It’s just sad,” said Shure.
And finally, optimism is high again for clean up crews.
“I think a lot of people are going to get a lot of satisfaction out of that, so the bad guys don’t get what they want,” said Sullivan.MORE NEWS: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
No arrests have been made in the vandalism.