Several investors are determined to save and relight a lighthouse that has served as a landmark for travelers along Nebraska's Highway 6 near Ashland since 1939.
The Linoma Beach Lighthouse stands 110 feet high along the Platte River. Its state of disrepair has allowed hundreds of pigeons to make it their home inside. The light has long been broken.
A group of five investors who bought Linoma Beach at a foreclosure sale in 2010 have created and largely funded a nonprofit foundation to restore the lighthouse and get it working again.
They chose to save the 75-year-old lighthouse out of a sense of civic duty and because it holds fond memories for some who grew up in the area.