Historic lighthouse repairs continue at Apostle Islands

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May 8, 2014 Updated May 8, 2014 at 2:27 PM CDT

Bayfield, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Lake Superior's shores are lined with historic lighthouses and in order to keep the "lights of the Apostles" on, repairs must be done.

The Apostle Islands are working on their multi–year lighthouse preservation project. Work is expected to continue through the summer and fall of this year. Five of the Lakeshore's six light stations are being revamped.

The Apostle Islands has laid out their anticipated dates for construction:
–Michigan Island light station (plastering, painting, roof repairs and installation of new exhibits) Construction: May 15–Aug. 15 (grounds will be open but all exhibits may not be completed by mid–Aug.)
–Devils Island light station (repairs and new windows at the keepers' quarters as well as new concrete footings for the light tower) Construction: May 15–July 15 (East and West landings may be closed as required)
–Outer Island light station (tower painting, repairs and new lantern glass) Construction: July 1–Nov. 1 (dock may be closed as required)
–Long Island (La Pointe) light tower (new concrete footings and a new roof on the keepers' quarters) Construction: July 15–Nov. 1 (dock may be closed as required)
–Raspberry Island light station (major repairs to its historic boathouse)

Construction will cause partial or full closures to the light stations.

Ramona Marozas
Rmarozas@kbjr.com

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