Community group wants Penfield Lighthouse

A Bridgeport-based group hopes to become the new owner of the Penfield Reef Lighthouse, the historic beacon off Fairfield's shore Connecticut Community Boating, a nonprofit group, is in "full fundraising mode" according to Chris German, to achieve the ownership goal. Those interested need to put down $10,000 to be eligible to bid. In 2008, the National Parks Service took applications from nonprofit groups interested in taking over the lighthouse, which dates back to 1874, and the town submitted one of two applications received. However, the lighthouse was awarded to an organization named Beacon Preservation, which later became embroiled in a dispute over the bottom lands and never took ownership.The lighthouse was then put out to bid in 2011, but a town committee formed to raise funds for its purchase raised only about $22,000. READ MORE:

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