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Postby Leah Loar-Mays » Mon Apr 25, 2005 9:36 am


I know this subject was already introduced, but I found an article from another source.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Baldacci signs island lighthouse preservation bill

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s ninth-oldest lighthouse, Burnt Island, was acquired by the state in 1998. Now, the lighthouse that’s guided mariners into Boothbay Harbor since 1821 is the subject of a bill signed into law by Gov. John Baldacci.

The new law gives the commissioner of Marine Resources authority to adopt rules to protect and preserve Burnt Island and the Burnt Island Living Lighthouse. The commissioner can also adopt rules to implement educational and recreational programs on the island.

A new docking system in 2003 enables the island to accommodate larger boats and more visitors.

Burnt Island Light Station was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
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Postby beachbum1616 » Mon Apr 25, 2005 7:59 pm


Thanks for passing it along. I must have missed it the first time.
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