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$1.2M repair job completed at Fire Island Lighthouse

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Fire Island Lighthouse repairs

The National Park Service announced this week that the $1.2 million Fire Island Lighthouse terrace rehabilitation project has been completed.

The terrace was undermined during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Work had started in April.

“About 4,000 bricks were removed from the southwest corner of the exterior terrace wall,” said Dennis Mott, a facility operations specialist at Fire Island National Seashore, “which allowed us to strengthen the substructure that was flooded during Hurricane Sandy.”

Ocean Construction LLC completed the project, which included bolstering the terrace substructure, repairing sections of the exterior brick wall and resetting the historic Connecticut bluestone terrace pavers to provide a safer entranceway and improved drainage, according to FINS.

The Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society provided an additional $17,475 to restore the paver stones on the front porch of the Keepers Quarters.

The Fire Island Lighthouse area offers exhibits, a nature trail, and interpretive and curriculum-based programs, this week’s announcement reads.

The lighthouse is operated by the Fire Island Lighthouse Preservation Society under a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service and is open daily.

The lighthouse is located on the west end of Fire Island National Seashore and is accessible year-round by car.

Parking is available at Robert Moses State Park in parking field #5 for a fee.

For more information on visiting the lighthouse please visit www.nps.gov/FIIS.

Or contact 631-661-4876.