Thursday, August 10, 2017

This 'n That Thursdays: Buy Your Very Own Lighthouse!

Minneapolis Shoal Light (Michigan)

Do you love lighthouses?  Have you ever wanted to own one yourself?  Well, you may just be able to make your wish come true!  The federal government is auctioning off six out-of-commission lighthouses, ranging in price from $10,000 to $27,000, and the bidding so far has been slow.  One is located in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, and the other five are in Michigan.  The lighthouses all sit on concrete bases, are surrounded by water, and are only accessible by boat.  They are being sold "as is" and will need quite a bit of renovation to make them habitable.  However, at those prices, someone who has always dreamed of owning a lighthouse and who is handy and resourceful just may be able to create the perfect aquatic getaway from one of these little "diamonds in the rough"!

Craighill Channel Lower Range Front Light Station (Maryland)

Don't wait too long to decide, though, as the bidding for the lighthouse shown at the top of the page closes in just a few days, while the one shown directly above is off the market in mid-September.  End of bidding for the rest is to be determined, which means they could become unavailable at any time, so get your bid in quickly if you are determined to buy!

Poe Reef Lighthouse (Michigan)

Detroit River Lighthouse (Michigan)

Lansing Shoal Light (Michigan)

Fourteen Foot Shoal Light (Michigan)


Happy (light)house hunting!

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