Extreme Cold Damages Keeper’s House at Highland Light in Truro

highland light truroNORTH TRURO – The waves and wind have been causing erosion issues for Cape Cod National Seashore this winter, but extreme cold over the weekend damaged one of its historic buildings.

Frigid temperatures caused a water pipe to burst at the Keeper’s House at Highland Light in North Truro.

Cape Cod National Seashore Superintendent George Price said the water damage was discovered Tuesday morning.

“Once the temperatures rose the water started flowing so we are trying to do an assessment of that damage,” Price said.

The extent of the damage is not yet know.

“We just did some roof work and we are doing a lot of structural work on the tower for the lighthouse over the next couple of years so we didn’t exactly need this on top of everything else,” Price said.

Highland Light is the oldest and tallest lighthouse on the Cape.

Winter Storms have been unkind to the National Seashore this year as the staircase at Nauset Light Beach and the Herring Cove Beach north parking lot have been damaged once again.

By BRIAN MERCHANT, CapeCod.com NewsCenter

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