BUFFALO, NY-- The lens in the Buffalo Lighthouse will soon disappear and be replaced by a new one.
The Buffalo Lighthouse Association announced Monday a $120,000 project to remove the old lens for a new one this fall. This is the second time it's been replaced in the lighthouse's 180-year history.
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"The lens now in the 1833 tower has become increasingly fragile and desperately needs preservation work," says Mike Vogel, President of the Lighthouse Association in a statement.
The removal process, which began Monday, will take about a week.
The new Fresnal lens is currently being created in Florida. It is expected to be installed either later this fall or spring.