Those involved in the conservancy also said there was some environmental work taking place in regards to the old lighthouses.
“The city is currently undertaking some environmental studies to determine what needs to be done, as far as environmental remediation,” Grand Haven Lighthouse
Conservancy Treasurer Joy Gaasch said of the current stage of the process.
Karpin said studies have indicated that no asbestos has been discovered in the old structures, but there is lead-based paint that needs to be taken care of. He said a plan of action must be developed in order to deal with these environmental issues, then work can commence on other stages of the project.
“The ultimate goal is to allow the public to explore the lighthouse and the foghouse,” Gaasch said.
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