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One Lighthouse, Free to Good Caretaker

May 23, 2013


Are you looking for a new home? The U.S. Government has a deal for you: Beautiful historic lakefront property, 360-degree water views, panoramic vistas, must not mind occasional foghorn or bright lights. The cost? Absolutely nothing. The hitch? It’s a lighthouse on Lake Superior.

The Superior Harbor South Breakwater lighthouse, located in Lake Superior near Duluth, MN, is being offered free to any eligible entity for educational, recreational, cultural or historic preservation purposes, because the U.S. Coast Guard who monitors the lake, no longer needs the beacon.

(MORE: From the Archives – National Affairs: Lighthouses for Sale)

Advances in technology mean that lighthouses, which were once critical to maintaining marine safety, are becoming increasingly irrelevant and can be costly to maintain. However their unique architecture and isolated waterfront placement makes them sought after locations for sea lovers and history buffs. In a win-win situation, under the National…

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