Thursday, September 4
The federal government is selling off lighthouses or in some cases giving them away for free. A look at a few lights that are up for grabs:
HALFWAY ROCK LIGHT STATION
Location: Casco Bay, Maine
High current bidder: $247,000
Claim to fame: Named "Halfway Rock" because it's halfway between Cape Elizabeth and Cape Small.
STURGEON BAY SHIP CANAL NORTH PIERHEAD
Location: Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
High current bidder: $26,000
Claim to fame: The entire building and lighthouse tower are bright red.
MINOTS LEDGE LIGHT
Location: A mile off of Cohasset, Massachusetts
High current bidder: $10,000
Claim to fame: Locals call it the "I Love You" light because of its 1-4-3 flashing signal. 1-4-3 represents the number of letters in the words "I Love You."
ROUND ISLAND PASSAGE LIGHT
Location: Straits of Mackinac, Michigan
High current bidder: $21,500
Claim to fame: One of the last lighthouses built on the Great Lakes.
Source: General Services Administration