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Wanted: New nonprofit manager for Erie Lighthouse

Erie Lighthouse

PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. General Services Administration is looking for a new steward for the Erie Harbor North Pier Lighthouse in Erie, Pennsylvania. GSA is seeking interested nonprofits to apply to manage and maintain the lighthouse, which continues to serve as an active aid to navigation.

  • The lighthouse is 35 feet tall with a 13-foot square concrete foundation, three-story steel tower, and hexagon lantern surrounded by an open-air gallery. 
  • The National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act (NHLPA) of 2000 provides an opportunity for the preservation of federally-owned historic light stations. Since 2000, GSA has administered the NHLPA alongside the National Park Service and the U.S. Coast Guard. 
  • The lighthouse was established in 1940 and deemed eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 2022.
  • To date, more than 151 lighthouses have been sold or transferred out of federal ownership, with 81 transferred at no cost to eligible entities, and 70 sold by auction to the public, generating about $10 million.

GSA will list additional opportunities to buy or manage lighthouses as they become available. Interested parties should visit (below QR code) for more information on the Erie Harbor North Pier Lighthouse. For potential public auctions of lighthouses, please bookmark

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