Fenwick Island Lighthouse to undergo rehab work

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The Fenwick Island Lighthouse is going to shine a little brighter this year. Beginning this spring and continuing into the summer of 2018, the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs will be conducting rehab work on the exterior of the keeper’s house of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse located at the intersection of 146th St. and West Oliver Circle.

The rehabilitation project will involve the removal of modern additions, construction of a new porch and new wooden steps and landings, replacement of existing windows, repair of miscellaneous wood trim and wood-shingle siding, exterior painting, and the re-laying of the existing brick sidewalk.

Future improvement plans call for access to the first floor of the building for people with disabilities, improved pedestrian circulation on the exterior, and connectivity to the lighthouse property. Upon completion, the lighthouse will be used to provide information about the history of the lighthouse and the role played by the light keepers in addition to providing public access to the lighthouse.