For Sale: 2 Lighthouses, Very Used

US puts two off Jersey coast up for auction
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2011 6:17 PM CDT
For Sale: 2 Lighthouses, Very Used
A file photo of the Great Beds lighthouse.   (General Services Administration)

Looking for an oceanfront (and oceanback) getaway? The government has put two old lighthouses off the Jersey coast up for auction, reports the Star-Ledger. Bidding starts at $10,000 each at the General Services Administration website for the Romer Shoal Light Station and the Great Beds lighthouse. Previous lighthouses sold by the feds have sold for anywhere from $25,500 to $250,000.

These two are still in use, though not as necessary in the age of GPS as they once were in the 1880s, and the Coast Guard will take care of replacing their solar lights. Other maintenance is costly, however, and you'll need a boat to get to your new weekend hideaway. See the Star-Ledger for more photos. (More New Jersey stories.)

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