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September 5, 2014

Lighthouse buyers get charm and challenges

  • The Coast Guard has another 71 lighthouses queued up to go through the transfer process, and four are at auction now.
    Associated Press

    YORK, Maine — Lighthouses for sale! Actually, lots of lighthouses for free.

    Technological advances and a desire to purge unneeded properties have paved the way for the federal government to get rid of more than 100 lighthouses over the last 14 years, and it intends to keep selling and giving them away. The sold lighthouses, located on both coasts and in the Great Lakes states, have become everything from museums to bed-and-breakfasts.

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