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Published: Friday, 8/15/2008

Tip sought on vandalism at Toledo Lighthouse

The Coast Guard s Investigative Service is seeking information about vandalism recently discovered at the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse.

Personnel from the Coast Guard s Toledo Station discovered the damage while doing maintenance at the lighthouse Tuesday afternoon. Papers were burned, tools were missing, electrical wiring was pulled, and an urn containing a mascot animal s remains was damaged.

The lighthouse s navigational beacon was not affected. Anyone convicted of damaging or trying to damage a navigational aid is subject to a fine of up to $250,000, 10 years in prison, or both, the Coast Guard said.

Tips may be phoned to 586-239-6759.

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