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Stimulus Funds for another Lighthouse

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Postby LighthouseNews » Sat Mar 28, 2009 1:32 pm


Another lighthouse will be benefiting from the recently passed Recovery Act. Crossover Island Lighthouse in the St. Lawrence Seaway was submitted as part of requests from various municipalities for monies. I think it might belong under Morristown, NY's umbrella, but not sure.

Story here (at very end):
http://www.gouverneurtimes.com/index.ph ... &Itemid=69

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Postby epona » Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:33 pm


I looked up this lighthouse on several websites. Here is what I have found out it is located in Morristown NY.

Now here is my confusion from what I have read it is privately owned. So why are stimulus funds being asked for???
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Postby LighthouseNews » Sat Mar 28, 2009 4:02 pm


Your guess is as good as mine, Carole. :)

The most I could find out about it was that there were plans to relight it as a private aid to navigation. Unless since 2002 it's been donated to the town, I haven't a clue.
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Postby epona » Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:37 am


Sue, what you posted about it being donated to the town since 2002 is along the lines I was thinking??? The answer to this question can be found.
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Postby island » Sun Mar 29, 2009 9:27 pm


According to information in the GLLKA tour schedule for October 2009 the group will have a "rare opportunity'' to visit this "previously off-limits" lighthouse. Their host and tour guide will be lighthouse owner John Urtis. So I would say from this the light is still remains privately owned.
http://www.gllka.com/events/GLLKA%202009%20Eastern%20Lake%20Ontario%20Excursion.pdf

In 2007 this lighthouse property was recommended for the state listing of historic places and nominated for listing in the Federal Register of Historic Places which has apparently happened if funding is being requested.
http://www.dos.state.ny.us/info/register/2007/may23/pdfs/misc.pdf.
http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/pdf/07-4412.pdf
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Postby Bill Edwards » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:54 am


For some backround, you might want to read this:

http://www.lighthousedepot.com/lite_dig ... le&sk=2070

I have not been in contact with John for awhile, but he did want to eventually re-light the tower and allow some public access. He was facing some hurdles in his struggle to preserve the charm of the island and its historic structures, while complying with the requirements needed to open it up to the public.
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