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Buffalo Lighthouse to Get a New Lens

6:10 PM, Aug 19, 2013   |    comments
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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.

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