Cape Light project gets international attention

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 by Kathy Johnson

The Cape Light restoration project has gained international exposure with a four page spread in the January/February issue of   the U.S. publication, Lighthouse Digest.

“I’m very pleased an international publication has picked up our story,” said Leigh Stoddart, who is one of the main driving forces behind the volunteer group, Friends of the Cape Light, who spearheaded the project.  “It’s very flattering,” he said.

Published out of East Machias, Maine, the Lighthouse Digest is a magazine devoted to preserving and sharing the history of lighthouses and their keepers.

In its 21st year of publication, Lighthouse Digest founders and publishers Timothy Harrison and Kathleen Finnegan also support lighthouse preservation projects in the U.S.A. through donations of time and funds. Further information on the magazine can be found online at www.lighthousedigest.com, or through their facebook page.

The Cape Light restoration project was completed last fall and included exterior repairs to the 101 foot concrete structure as well as a paint job.

Stoddart said the group is still active and are pursuing several smaller projects this year, such as the construction of interpretive signs, picnic tables and landing platforms, making it easier for transporting visitors to the Cape, located just offshore from Hawk Point.

Stoddart said there are plans to hold another Cape Day this summer. The event attracted hundreds of visitors last year.

Organizations: Lighthouse Digest

Geographic location: U.S.A., East Machias, Maine Hawk Point

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