City Warns People of Vandalism On Frankfort Lighthouse
The city of Frankfort is warning people to stop vandalizing a lighthouse in town.
The city says a growing number of people have been writing on the base of the Frankfort North Breakwater Lighthouse.
The writing is considered vandalism and the city is working to stop it.
Over the last five years, the city has repainted the bottom 10 ft. of the lighthouse 15 to 20 times.
But doing so costs up to $2,000 each time.
“It is a misdemeanor. Typically the prosecuting attorney will provide some leniency if it’s a first-time offense. In certain situations, there has been jail time. There has been fines. That structure means an awful lot to the people in this community. It really illustrates the significance of our maritime heritage so we really want to preserve that,” said Joshua Mills the city superintendent.
The city is working to increase signage of the lighthouse to discourage people from writing on it.