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    Range Lights Photo Gallery - Staff photo by Chris Chase | of | Share this photo

    While small in stature, the Kennebec Range Lights once had enormous economic purpose on the Kennebec River. Now, efforts are underway to raise money to save the historic structures.

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    The Kennebec Range Lights as seen from the water. Ships would line up the two lights to stay in deeper waters and avoid the Kennebec River's ledges.

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    A view of the rear range light through a small window in the front light. The window was installed by a lighthouse keeper after the tower's construction in order to more easily keep an eye on whether the light was still burning.

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    The exterior of the front lighthouse is showing the signs of its age. Wind and weather coming off of the Kennebec River have made short work of the paint on the structure.

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    Michael Kriendler, president of the Range Light Keepers, stands near the front light. The Range Light Keepers are trying to raise $40,000 to save the structure.

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    Mike Halica shaves shingles.

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    Due to the lighthouse tower's shape, each shingle needs to be shaved by hand. Audra Ziobro carefully measures each shingle before planing and shaping it. to fit.

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    Audra Ziobro and Mike Halica pause for a short break while shingling the outside of the rear lighthouse.

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    While subtle, small changes to the structure like this gentle curve at its base will return the rear Kennebec Range Light (and hopefully the front one in the future) to their original glory.

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    A long boardwalk separates the two lights. Keepers once had to tread the path regularly to keep the beacons lit.

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