Sanibel Lighthouse leg found, plans made to restore

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The Sanibel Lighthouse has stood for more than a century as a beacon of light, both literal and figurative for Sanibel Island, said Sanibel mayor Holly Smith.  

Smith’s email inbox has been filled with messages, some from around the world, about preserving and restoring the lighthouse from the peril presented to it by Hurricane Ian.  

The lighthouse, built in 1884, has been deemed structurally sound despite losing one of its four legs and the foundation to its ground-level stairs from the hurricane. 

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