Will Town Meeting act to restore this icon?

Scituate Lighthouse remains rich in the history and identity of the town.

“It is visited by thousands of people, locals and tourists, each year,” said Jeff Martell, a member of the Scituate Historical Society, and chair of the Lighthouse Preservation Committee. “In fact, according to Travelocity, it is the number one attraction in Scituate. Each year there are numerous wedding photographs and engagement proposals there.”

Town Meeting voters will decide whether to fund approximately $2 million for the restoration of Scituate Lighthouse.

Article 12submitted by the Community Preservation Committee, will ask members of Town Meeting, taking place at 7 pm on Monday, April 11, to approve $2 million to restore the lighthouse.

“In addition, we have applied to the Massachusetts Cultural Commission, the Massachusetts Historical Commission and the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism for grants,” Martell said. “Also, we have applied to the New England Lighthouse Lovers and the US Lighthouse Society for grants. Whatever grants we are awarded will be used to offset the CPC funds.”

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