The following is the text of a press release issued by the U.S. Coast Guard:
(TOLEDO, Ohio) — The Coast Guard Investigative Service is investigating a report of vandalism to the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse after damage was discovered on Tuesday at approximately 2 p.m.
The specific date of damage to the lighthouse is unknown.
Coast Guard Station Toledo personnel were conducting routine maintenance when they discovered the damage. Station personnel reported stolen tools, burned papers, pulled electrical wiring and damage to an urn containing the remains of a former Station Toledo mascot.
Toledo Harbor Light is functioning properly.
Damage or the attempt to damage a navigational aid can result in a fine up to $250,000, up to 10 years imprisonment, or both.
Anyone with information on the vandalization of the lighthouse is requested to contact the Coast Guard Investigative Service at (586) 239-6759.