Lighthouse up for state funding, Benacquisto amendment to bill accepted

April 21, 2017
By Marcy Shortuse

Last week a proposed amendment to Session Bill 2500 by Florida Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto was adopted, which means the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse is now in line to receive some financial help from the State. Technical Amendment 995131 refers to the addition of the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse to a general appropriations bill that includes historical resources programs, preservation and exhibition. According to the proviso-only amendment, the Lighthouse could receive $89,000 in nonrecurring general revenue funds for necessary repairs. Stay tuned for more on this …