ILWACO - "It's an icon for bar pilots and fishing families - you know you're nearing home when you see it. I love that lighthouse," Janet Easley says fondly of the Peninsula's North Head Lighthouse. "It has saved numerous lives and it's important to the Peninsula emotionally, financially and historically."

But when she went out to appreciate the local landmark earlier this year, Easley was saddened by what she saw. "It made me sick when I saw it. It was supposed to be gleaming and white - and it wasn't."

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