Coast Guard to clean, paint, repair lighthouse near Cheboygan

SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. — The Coast Guard is proposing to conduct repairs on an active aid to navigation located near Cheboygan, Michigan, and is inviting the public to comment on the undertaking.

The ATON is the 14-foot Shoal Light, located in a narrow strait between Bois Blanc Island and Cheboygan.

Coast Guard crewmembers will conduct work that includes: repairing or replacing hinges on warped shutters; repairing or replacing glass stops with new fasteners; cleaning and repainting the interior of the lighthouse and lantern room in the current color scheme; repairing glass and glazing; cleaning vents and installing new screens;and repainting the exterior of the lighthouse in the current color scheme.

The lighthouse was last repaired and repainted in 2002 by the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Mackinaw.

These repairs will not directly or indirectly alter any of the characteristics of the historic property.

Comments can be sent to Wayne Kean until Jan. 14, 2015, at or by calling 216-902-6258.

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