Scatarie Island lighthouse has new solar panels

The lighthouse at Scatarie Island is shining brighter thanks to new solar panels.

The Coast Guard says a crew was on Scatarie Island replacing solar panels that were two decades old with newer ones to ensure a safe navigational aid for mariners. The two, 260 watt solar panels replaced a system that was 20 years old and included a horn, detector and an incandescent light.