ROCKLAND — Coast Guard officials say they want to keep as many items as possible at the Maine Lighthouse Museum following a closed-door meeting at Rockland City Hall.

Roughly 700 items have been on loan to the museum for the past 20 years – a loan WABI-TV reports expired last year.

Museum officials say the Coast Guard sent the museum a letter asking them to make arrangements to have the items returned citing financial distress and loan duration.

But after curators from the Coast Guard met with city leaders and museum officials on Tuesday, Coast Guard officials say the city adequately addressed their concerns.

The Coast Guard will return in the fall to conduct a full inventory and decide which items will stay.

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