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Historical society holds fundraiser to repair Grosse Ile Lighthouse after ice damage

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Posted at 4:23 PM, Feb 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-11 16:24:01-05

GROSSE ILE, Mich. (WXYZ) — A campaign is underway to save a historic structure damaged by ice from the Detroit River.

The Grosse Ile Historical Society says wind pushed ice from the river into the 113-year-old lighthouse, causing damage to the railings and part of the foundation. A committee has launched a GoFundMe account to help with repairs to the structure.

You can donate here.

According to the GoFundMe page, donated funds would go toward:

- Emergency repairs for current ice damage
- Proactive measures to prevent future ice damage (example: Ice shields)
- The Lighthouse desperately needs to be painted in 2019
- New railing
- Repair existing water damage inside and out
- Repair windows and doors to prevent future water damage
- Restore the integrity of the seawall