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GSA Announces Public Auction for Penfield Reef Lighthouse in Bridgeport, Conn.

June 14, 2021


BOSTON – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) is auctioning the Penfield Reef Lighthouse in Bridgeport, Conn., as part of its 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 [PDF]. The lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places (reference #89001473). The Property will remain an active aid to navigation.

The auction will open on June 21, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. (CT). 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 will only be offered to registered bidders.

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 more than 370 million rentable square feet and overseeing approximately $68 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: 2021-07-06