Perhaps you’re looking for the perfect Fathers’ Day Gift. Perhaps you want to reenact the Willem Dafoe film The Lighthouse with a friend. Either way, you have a great opportunity coming up. The Associated Press reports that the US government is selling four historic lighthouses.
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The US Coast Guard (which asborbed the US Lighthouse Service in 1939) maintains aids to navigation that use technologies more modern than lighthouses no longer has a use for these historic structures. But the General Services Administration wants to make sure that they are preserved. So the GSA is sellling these buildings to local governments and non-profit organizations that will maintain them.
These lighthouses include the Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Light, which offers a scenic view of the Cleveland skyline, which I assume is lovely, especially when the when the river is on fire. It’s also accessible only by boat, offering a secure shelter in uncertain times.
The auction begins at the end of June, so start pulling up couch cushions for the money that you’ll need.