Everyone Loves a Lighthouse
The government’s real estate leader, GSA, announced it is looking for new stewards and owners of several historic lighthouses in an effort to save tax dollars while preserving the past.
As part of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act (NHLPA) program, GSA is offering six lighthouses to the general public through an online auction. Proceeds from the public sales go back to the USCG's active Aids to Navigation Program, which will continue to serve local maritime communities after the historic structures have been conveyed.
GSA is also offering ten historic lighthouses as part of the NHLPA, at no cost, to eligible state or local governments, non-profit corporations, historic preservation groups, or community development organizations.
In partnership with the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Interior-National Park Service, GSA administers the federal program that conveys historic lighthouses to new stewards through the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act (NHLPA). Since 2000, GSA has administered the NHLPA with its partners, the National Park Service and the United States Coast Guard. To date, more than 100 lighthouses have been sold or transferred out of federal ownership, with 68 transferred at no cost to preservationists, and 36 sold by auction to the public.
|Lighthouses for Sale via Online Auction||Point of Contact|
|Minot's Ledge Light, Massachusettsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Butler Flats Light, Massachusettsemail@example.com|
Boon Island Light, Maine
Halfway Rock Light, Maine
|Round Island Passage Light, Michiganfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sturgeon Bay Canal No. Pierhead Light, Wisconsinemail@example.com|
|Lighthouses Available via NHLPA||Point of Contact|
|Stratford Shoal (Middle Ground) Light, Connecticutfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Peck Ledge Light, Connecticutemail@example.com|
|Duxbury "Bug" Light, Massachusettsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Gravelly Shoal Light, Michiganemail@example.com|
White Shoal Light, Michigan
Lansing Shoal Light, Michigan
Spectacle Reef Light, Michigan
Keweenaw Waterway Lower Entrance Light, Michigan
Algoma Pierhead Light, Wisconsin
Milwaukee Pierhead Light, Wisconsin