Lands’ End and the U.S. Lighthouse Society have teamed up to start the efforts to hopefully save California’s famous Alcatraz Lighthouse.
Federica Marchionni, CEO of Lands’ End, the clothing and mail order catalog company, announced that they have formed a partnership with the U.S. Lighthouse Society and donated the necessary funds for a Historic Structures Report for the critical first step in saving the historic and now abandoned lighthouse.
The study to be done under the auspices of the U.S. Lighthouse Society will include a detailed site inspection to document what will be needed to be done to save the lighthouse and how much restoration will cost.
For many years the lighthouse keepers lived in proximity of some of the most notorious criminals who were housed in the Alcatraz Prison. In 1970 the keeper’s house was burned by activists who had taken over the island.
Today the island is a popular tourist attraction and the restoration of the lighthouse would enhance their visiting experience as well as saving this vital slice of maritime history.
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