Volunteers Repairing Brigantine Lighthouse

From ‘The Beachcomber’: Since it was built in 1926, the Brigantine Lighthouse has become a unique local landmark, but its age was beginning to show even before Superstorm Sandy hit. After the entire lighthouse circle was under water, with wind damage weathering the building even more, it was obvious that rehabilitation would take widespread work.

An estimated amount to repair the structure was more than $50,000 – far more than the city could cover by itself. City Engineer Ed Stinson, along with John Doring and Ernie Purdy of Public Works, talked with many local contractors and builders about the project. After discussing the necessary repairs, it became surprisingly obvious that business owners were willing to volunteer their work, time, money and materials.

Read more in the Beachcomber here.

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1 thought on “Volunteers Repairing Brigantine Lighthouse”

  1. Ann p jenkins-higdon

    I remember the Lighthouse starting in 1947. (actually what are the oldest structures still standing)? It will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in the near future. Is it protected by a Federal Historical designation? Who owns the building, land which it sits on, controls its future? You can see that I love it & fear for its future. Being from Philadelphia makes me naturally aware of preserving your history. Being physically unable to ever return (wheelchair, oxygen, etc.) I am dependent on electronic communication to see “BRIGANTINE NOW” for example.

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