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John Smothers, left, and Bill Moon work on the Port Clinton Lighthouse. The conservancy in charge of restoration hopes to have the lighthouse installed at Water Works Park by late summer or early fall.

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Brooke Brown walks down from the lantern room of the Port Clinton Lighthouse, housed in a Brands’ Marina boat storage bay.

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The Port Clinton lighthouse, built in 1896, was removed from the pier in 1952 by a local marina.

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The restoration is nearly complete. A few finishing touches — such as straightening the vent ball atop the octagonal lantern house and hanging the door — remain.

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Jordan Davenport prepares the Port Clinton lighthouse for relocation. It's currently stored inside a Brand's Marina boat storage bay.

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From left: Rich Norgard, president of the Port Clinton Lighthouse Conservancy, Darrell Brand, Jordan Davenport, Bill Moon, John Smothers, and Brooke Brown all had a hand in renovating the Port Clinton lighthouse.

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John Smothers works on the front door to the Port Clinton lighthouse.

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A rotten vertical side beam and old bolts removed from the Port Clinton lighthouse.

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Darrell Brand, left, and Bill Moon watch John Smothers sand the edge of a door.

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A list of chores is hung near a pile of tools and wood used to renovate the Port Clinton lighthouse.

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Brooke Brown, left, and Bill Moon hold a rotted piece of a beam. They replaced about 3 feet of the rotted beam that was on the base of the lighthouse.

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A historic photo from the Ottawa County Museum of the Port Clinton lighthouse.

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A historic photo from the Ottawa County Museum of the Port Clinton lighthouse.

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A historic photo from the Ottawa County Museum of the Port Clinton lighthouse.

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