2013-09-19 / Front Page

Caution Wet Paint



Pioneer Tribune photo The new owner of the East Breakwater Lighthouse, Bill Collins, recently commissioned Carl Behrend to paint the neglected structure. At left, Behrend is shown working on the light on Tuesday afternoon. Collins purchased the historic structure for $15,000 during a General Services Administration auction in July. He came forward as the buyer in August, and in an interview with the Pioneer Tribune, pledged to restore the lighthouse and preserve its significance to Manistique and the surrounding areas. Pioneer Tribune photo The new owner of the East Breakwater Lighthouse, Bill Collins, recently commissioned Carl Behrend to paint the neglected structure. At left, Behrend is shown working on the light on Tuesday afternoon. Collins purchased the historic structure for $15,000 during a General Services Administration auction in July. He came forward as the buyer in August, and in an interview with the Pioneer Tribune, pledged to restore the lighthouse and preserve its significance to Manistique and the surrounding areas.

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