New London

Damage to Historic Lighthouse Inn Could Take Several Months to Repair

The historic Lighthouse Inn announced Friday that they expect repairs could take several months after a fire took place there earlier this month.

The blaze broke out a couple of days before Mother's Day and the New London inn hasn't been open since.

"Over the past week, after all the clean-up, we realized that the damage caused by the fire was more than we expected," the inn said on Facebook.

New London Fire Chief Curcio said the fire was accidental. It broke out while a contractor was drilling on the premises.

As a result, it'll take four to six months to make all the necessary repairs, they said.

Some of the necessary repairs include fixing windows, roofing, exterior stucco and some ornate woodwork in the main dining area, according to the inn.

The Johnson room and 1902 Tavern are safe and staff are working to reopen with a limited menu as soon as possible.

The Lighthouse Inn was originally opened in 1902 and was added to the National Registry of Historic Places in 1996.

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