The United States Fish and Wildlife Service have released a modified plan for renovations of Michigan’s 1877 Huron Island Lighthouse and some of its outbuildings. This comes after weighing four potential courses of action and receiving public input. Refuge Manager Sara Siekierski says the agency has opted for a Cultural Resources Management Plan that preserves the oldest buildings while removing those tied to U.S. Coast Guard operations built in the 1970s.
The roof on the keeper’s quarters of the lighthouse, was replaced in 2006 through the efforts of the Huron Island Lighthouse Preservation Association.
Siekierski says that the Fish and Wildlife staff only visits the Huron Islands once a year under normal conditions. Just how and when renovations at the remote island lighthouse will take place is still unclear.
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