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Postby Grover1 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:43 am

From The Detroit Free Press ...

Attached to a bill that helps keep invasive species from Great Lakes was this provision ...
Rep. Bart Stupak, a Menominee Democrat, said the legislation also will add an additional 1,500 Coast Guard personnel over the next year and includes several provision important to northern Michigan, including the transfer of a historic Fresnel lens from the Presque Isle Lighthouse fro the Coast Guard to Presque Isle Township.

The lens – first lit in 1871 – was removed in 2002 to be repaired but never put back. Another agreement had already transferred control of the lighthouse to the township – and the authorization bill now restores the lens to the lighthouse.

“Restoring the Fresnel lens and allowing the lighthouse to operate will not only preserve its history and attract visitors, it will also enhance the lighthouse’s primary function as a navigational aid,” said Stupak.

Here's the entire article ... http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/arti ... 7/80424090
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