Push to restore Port Washington's landmark lighthouse has stalled
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The race to restore Port Washington's landmark lighthouse has stalled, according to some local officials. Now regular visitors are wondering if there will ever be a fix.
Some Aldermen - including Alderman Paul Neumyer - say the concern is that the city is re-prioritizing funding to fix flooding damage which was caused this summer and that the lighthouse issue has fallen off the radar.
Larry Unger works at New Port Shores. He says thousands of people visit the lighthouse daily in the summer.
"It's like the only one of its kind. The art deco was big. I think it was like 1935 it was built," Unger said.
"It's sad to see that it's not being continued. I mean, what they did is wonderful - but they could finish the last parts. Because you cannot get a wheelchair all the way out to the lighthouse area," Unger said.
The city of Port Washington owns the lighthouse. The Army Corp of Engineers is the owner of the breakwater - which made significant repairs to the structure in 2014.