In 1997 Staten Island was selected to house the National Lighthouse Museum inside a duo of 140-year-old St. George buildings which first served as the Coast Guard's lighthouse service depot. But time passed and funding dried up and the buildings, already decrepit, have just sat there, rotting. The News took a look at the buildings (paging Scouting New York) and while they don't appear to be in good shape—despite $6.5 million to keep them structurally sound—they do look like the kind of place the Addams Family would find down right homey. Meanwhile, looking on the bright side: Efforts to restart the museum have recently kicked off after a fallow period.
Lighthouse Museum Home Has Seen Better Days
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