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Cape St. George Lighthouse to reopen Feb. 1 following restoration project

Posted at 5:39 PM, Jan 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-31 21:43:27-05

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — The Cape St. George Lighthouse will be reopening Monday after a "significant restoration project" had the lighthouse closed for the month of January.

The January restoration project was the largest project since the lighthouse was originally reconstructed at the center of St. George Island in 2008, according to the St. George Lighthouse Association.

"The lantern room cage was suffering with extensive rust and cracked glass panes and the masonry tower was in need of some TLC," the SGLA said.

Specialized contractors cleared the lantern cage room of rust and painted the cage with three-step industrial coating.

They also cleaned and painted the masonry tower and replaced all the lantern room's glass windows as part of the restoration.

Funds used for on-going maintenance and enhancement of the Lighthouse, Keeper's House and Lighthouse Park are raised by the SGLA.