‘This is history’

Published: Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 09:28 AM.

“We just don’t know what we will do with the gift shop, yet,” Pierce said.

Pierce said the Historical Society will likely undertake a community fundraising campaign to facilitate necessary work to the structures.

Pierce said in addition to some cleaning and general “spiffing up” the lighthouse tower will be inspected to ensure it survived the relocation without injury, with an aim toward resuming the full-moon climbs that were so popular before nature forced a stop.

The Historical Society is also reaching out to the Coast Guard to examine options for installation of some kind of light – it can not impact navigation – in the lighthouse lantern room.

Landscaping around the complex is also on the to-do list.

That, however, is in the future.

For now there was satisfaction for the members of the Historical Society, a couple of dozen strong, who wrote applications for state grants, appeared at state hearings for those grants and somehow came away with the funds to restore the keepers’ quarters and rehabilitate the lighthouse tower.

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