Barb, you must be referring to last year when the lighthouse preservation group and city put up a temporary fence around the inner light. That was during sandblasting and repainting work for the restoration project.
City Manager Pat McGinnis said the Coast Guard will put up a temporary fence around the entrance light this year when the preservation work restarts.
By the way, and I hope I'm not offending anyone, but it's probably not a good idea for senior citizens to be going out on the pier right now anyway. It's slick out there.
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