All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Own Your Own Lighthouse

The U.S. government is giving away the Lubec Channel Light, also known as the Sparkplug. You have until September 19 to submit an application to the Department of the Interior.
You'll own a landmark, 40-foot, cast-iron, brick-lined structure, built in 1890, sitting on a submerged ledge and reachable only by motorboat. The light and the foghorn won't be yours, though -- they'll continue to be the "personal property" of the U.S. Coast Guard, who will probably visit you from time to time to service and update their ATON (Aid to Navigation) equipment. [Link]
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