Gary Ashford from Duket did the Restoration Plans and Specifications. The estiamted cost is from $1.5 million to $2 million. The $102,000 cost of the plans and specifications was paid with a $48,000 Ohio Coastal Zone Management Grant, $14,900 Lake Erie Protection fund grant with the remainder from the Toledo Lighthouse Society.
The first phase of the restoration is being pursued with a transportation enhancement grant through T.M.A.C.O.G. The first phase includes tucking the brick, windows, doors and shutters for a cost of $600,000 with a little over 20% coming from the funds being raised with the 'My Lighthouse Window' campaign.
The Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Society, with help from Duket Architects filied an application to own the lighthouse on September 20, 2005. On Otober 5, 2006, the Secretary of the Interior approved the Toledo Harbor Lighthouse Preservation Society application for ownership.
A lift dock and ramp were installed in October 2008. The lift and dock were gone soemtime between April 9 and April 11, 2009. What happened is not know.
A documentary with public television on the Toledo Lighthouse, the Maumee, Ottawa and Western Lake Erie waters is about two thirds complete. Additional funding is being sought to complete the project.