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CapeCodOnline.com: It’s not every day that a lighthouse gets painted. In fact it’s been almost eight years for Nauset Light.

In those years, the iconic beacon, once threatened by erosion, has weathered the Cape’s salty air, wind, sand and sun, all of which have taken their toll, said David Gray, president of the nonprofit Nauset Light Preservation Society.

“Being a metal building, the cast iron structure, it tends to corrode and the corrosion begins to seep out along all of the seams through the building, and it was beginning to look pretty dingy,” he said. “So we decided it was time to be repainted.”

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