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Have you always wanted to live in a lighthouse? Well, now you can buy one for a song, or even get your very own lighthouse for nothing!
The federal government has a slew of lighthouses up for grabs, as reported by the AP via ABC News. Some are being auctioned off, others are being given away for free. These available lighthouses are located on both coasts and on the Great Lakes, so there’s something for everybody!
ABC News: Sixty-eight of the lighthouses have gone for free to preservationists while 36 others sold at public auction thanks to the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000, which allows the government to dispose of federally-owned lighthouses.
The Coast Guard, which maintains lighthouses, has 71 other lighthouses queued up to go through the transfer process, and four are at auction now.
The federal General Services Administration, which sells the lighthouses, does not have a target number of how many lighthouses it would like to sell and give away, but the Coast Guard is always looking to shed excess lighthouses that “are often no longer critical” to the guard’s work, said Patrick Sclafani, a spokesman for the agency.
Read more from the AP via ABC News here.
By Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee