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Sanibel Lighthouse relit following Hurricane Ian

Posted at 6:33 PM, Feb 27, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-02 18:48:25-05

SANIBEL, Fla. — The City of Sanibel officially relit the Sanibel Lighthouse on Tuesday morning.

The Sanibel Lighthouse was damaged by Hurricane Ian on September 28, 2022, and has not been operable since the storm. The hurricane broke away one of the lighthouse legs, which the City’s contractors replaced with temporary wooden support.

The city says electrical repairs were completed this month and the US Coast Guard has replaced the light.

City officials gathered to celebrate the relighting of Sanibel’s iconic lighthouse, which began operation in 1884.

The lighthouse parking lot was open only for the ceremony and it will be closed immediately following the event until further notice.