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August 5, 2021 Close Date Announced for Online Public Auction of Penfield Reef Lighthouse in Bridgeport, Conn.

July 19, 2021

BOSTON The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has set the close date for the public auction of the Penfield Reef Lighthouse for Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. CT (11:00 a.m. ET).

More information on auction closing rules can be found at:

The auction of the Penfield Reef Lighthouse in Bridgeport, Conn., is part of GSA’s mission to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission support services across the government.

The Penfield Reef Lighthouse is an offshore lighthouse in Fairfield County, Connecticut that marks a submerged reef which extends southeast from Fairfield Beach near the Town of Fairfield into Long Island Sound. It is located approximately one (1) mile from the entrance of Black Rock Harbor in the City of Bridgeport and is accessible by boat only.

Property Details:

● The Property includes a 51-foot-tall octagonal lighthouse and a two-story, 1,568 square foot keeper’s quarters.
● The Second Empire Style lighthouse was built in 1874.
● In 2015, the Property was weatherized, and the exterior was restored to reflect its 19th century appearance.
● A full list of renovations can be found in the Invitation for Bids on the GSA Auction site.
● The lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (reference #89001473).
● The Property will remain an active aid to navigation.

Those interested in bidding are required to register in advance and submit a $10,000 registration deposit. The starting bid will be $100,000, and bid increments will be $10,000.

Site inspections are being scheduled for registered bidders only. To be able to attend a site inspection please register before July 25, 2021. Please see the Invitation for Bids at [PDF - 378 KB] for more information.

Additional information on the Property can be found at:

For additional details and inquiries/questions regarding a Property inspection:

Sonia Allon-Singh
Phone: 617-306-8615
Fax: 617-565-5720

The marketing and sales effort is being handled by GSA’s New England Region Real Property Utilization and Disposal Division. The division provides realty services to federal agencies throughout the region, as well as in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

GSA’s New England Region provides centralized procurement for the federal government by managing its real estate portfolio, products and services throughout Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

About GSA:
GSA provides centralized procurement for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet and overseeing approximately $75 billion in annual contracts. GSA’s mission is to deliver the best value in real estate, acquisition, and technology services across government, in support of the Biden-Harris administration’s priorities. For more information on GSA Region 1, visit: and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Last Reviewed: 2021-07-19