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Lighthouses belong by the sea

Regarding the article "Preserving Light for Future Generations," June 30: I have always lived on or near the water and can think of nothing more noble than a lighthouse perched upon the coast.

However, when the time comes, the seas - their reason to be - are indeed the most appropriate final resting place for lighthouses. As much as it pains me to see such beautiful monuments turn to rubble, I can see no more honorable service to their creators and keepers, those they saved and those they didn't, than to let nature take its course.

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Let these treasures be. Eric Martin, Gdynia, Poland

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