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A historic and nearly complete renovation of the Point Reyes Lighthouse lengthened—by five steps—the long and steep descent to the beacon, to 313 steps. The $5.7 million project wrapped up last Friday, though the park is awaiting funds for final touches.    David Briggs

The light is restored.   

After a $5.7 million, 13-month rehabilitation project, the Point Reyes National Seashore last Friday re-opened the lighthouse that has marked the rocky edge of the Point Reyes peninsula since 1870. 

The project, funded by visitor use fees, included a restoration of the original, Fresnel lens . . .