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Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-08-2006 08:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Cape Canaveral Lighthouse Foundation and the 45th Space Wing signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on December 1, 2005, renewing the CCLF's agreement with the Air Force to help maintain the landmark and allows for more public access to the site through the Foundation. The document gives the CCLF the opportunity to operate a gift shop and operate tours. The CCLF is describing this as the first step to being able to restore the entire lighthouse complex.

Florida Today recently published an editorial applauding the agreement.

Could a similar agreement/access to the Air Force Space and Missile Museum be far behind?

[This message has been edited by Robert Pearlman (edited January 08, 2006).]

Rick Boos
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posted 01-08-2006 09:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Boos   Click Here to Email Rick Boos     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Then why did they burn the original buildings down??????? Looks to me like someone is just trying to make more money. Don't get me wrong, I love the old light house.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 01-09-2006 01:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Rick, to which buildings do you refer? I read that the CCLF restored the oil house and there was a concrete block storage building.

The CCLF was founded in 2002, two years after the lighthouse was transferred to the Air Force (per this government website).

Were the building burned down before or after the Foundation was established?

Ben
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posted 02-27-2006 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben   Click Here to Email Ben     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Latest photos and information on the restoration:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/history/lighthouse_gallery.html

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/history/lighthousetop.html

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