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    New life for North Wildwood lighthouse

    A North Wildwood, New Jersey lighthouse is getting a fresh look after some say it was ignored for the last 30 years.

    According to the Press of Atlantic City, the Hereford Light House received the final stages of a major renovation project that cost an estimated $1.5 million.

    The project, which is part of a community effort to save the building, was made possible in part by a series of grants from the New Jersey Historic Trust Department of Transportation.

    The project was done in four phases and directed by architect Hugh McCauley, according to the story.

    The Press of Atlantic City reports it took several years to negotiate the building’s future.

    The lighthouse, for many of those years, was boarded and left without anyone caring for it.

    According to the story, the project is now 98 percent complete for the 1874 building.

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