Plum Island Asking For $1.5 Million to Repair Lighthouse

Director of operations says historic structure ‘needs some attention.'

Plum Island Lighthouse might come to life again if animal disease center officials get the $1.5 million in federal funds they are seeking for lighthouse repairs.

Newsday reported this week that the Plum Island Animal Disease Research Center is asking for the funding to restore the exterior of the historic structure, built in 1869 and shut down in 1978, and to remove toxic materials from the building.

Plum Island’s director of operations Doug Ports said that the goal is to have the lighthouse open for public tours again. The research center, overseen by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is in agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to handle the contract for the work needed to be done, according to the report.

Read the full report from Newsday here.

ryan secrest February 15, 2013 at 06:39 PM
I think that's bullshit. They never worried about that lighthouse before so why now? Running low on money?? It doesn't take 1.5 million to fix a lighthouse. They are just trying to steal peoples money. If they want it workin they need to do it thereselves. We aren't they're provider. They are hiding things from the people. They are trying to make bad things. That's where the lime desiese came from years ago. They are with the illuminati and all the illuminati does it take donation and however else they can steal the peoples money. This plum island shit needs to go..its all bullshit. And people are starting to pick up on it and know more of what the government is doing.


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