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Move to Open Presque Isle Lighthouse

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An effort is now underway to create a public trust for one of our region's best known landmarks, the Presque Isle Lighthouse. The goal is to open the lighthouse to the public. The Presque Isle Partnership is spearheading the effort.

 Some repairs have been done in recent years. But it would take an estimated $1 million in renovations to make the lighthouse historically accurate and easily accessible.

 The Presque Isle Partnership hopes to start fundraising with a second summer concert in 2014, after the successful Crosby, Stills and Nash concert in June 2012.

  Steve McDermott of the Presque Isle Partnership said, "We're hoping we can tie in efforts of Best Summer Night because it is our intention if we can continue to move this along, that the process for the concert for 2014 will be used as a first step in seed money."

Money would also be needed to provide housing elsewhere for the assistant park manager who lives in the lighthouse.

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