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September 17, 2013

Burlington group plans lighthouse memorial


“We asked, ‘What can we put on the river as a reminder to boaters out there that 12 kids got in an accident, unfortunately, because they didn’t consider safety?’” Capdevila said. “Somehow, somewhere, somebody came up with the idea for a lighthouse.”

The roughly $20,000 needed to buy the lighthouse came from donations, including a large gift from the Milwaukee-based Harry and Virginia Murray Foundation. The M.J. Daly Construction Co. is donating supplies and services to build the memorial’s foundation.

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