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Everyone Loves a Lighthouse

The government’s real estate leader, GSA, announced it is looking for new stewards and owners of several historic lighthouses in an effort to save tax dollars while preserving the past. 

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As part of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act (NHLPA) program, GSA is offering six lighthouses to the general public through an online auction. Proceeds from the public sales go back to the USCG's active Aids to Navigation Program, which will continue to serve local maritime communities after the historic structures have been conveyed.

GSA is also offering ten historic lighthouses as part of the NHLPA, at no cost, to eligible state or local governments, non-profit corporations, historic preservation groups, or community development organizations. 

In partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Interior-National Park Service, GSA administers the federal program that conveys historic lighthouses to new stewards through the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act (NHLPA). Since 2000, GSA has administered the NHLPA with its partners, the National Park Service and the United States Coast Guard. To date, more than 100 lighthouses have been sold or transferred out of federal ownership, with 68 transferred at no cost to preservationists, and 36 sold by auction to the public.

Lighthouses for Sale via Online Auction Point of Contact
Minot's Ledge Light, Massachusetts
Butler Flats Light, Massachusetts

Boon Island Light, Maine

Halfway Rock Light, Maine
Round Island Passage Light, Michigan
Sturgeon Bay Canal No. Pierhead Light, Wisconsin


Lighthouses Available via NHLPA Point of Contact
Stratford Shoal (Middle Ground) Light, Connecticut
Peck Ledge Light, Connecticut
Duxbury "Bug" Light, Massachusetts
Gravelly Shoal Light, Michigan

White Shoal Light, Michigan

Lansing Shoal Light, Michigan

Spectacle Reef Light, Michigan

Keweenaw Waterway Lower Entrance Light, Michigan

Algoma Pierhead Light, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Pierhead Light, Wisconsin



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