Chris Muir's Day By Day

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

*Sigh* Another One Gets By Me

The Boon Island Lighthouse, on Boon Island in Maine, just sold for $78,000.

YORK, Maine New England's tallest lighthouse has been sold for $78,000.

A federal government spokeswoman says the General Services Administration has accepted a bid for the Boon Island Light Station off York, Maine. The winning bidder is Portland, Maine, resident Art Girard.

The Administration closed out an auction of the 133-foot-tall lighthouse tower on Aug. 17. More than a dozen bidders vied for it. The government had to approve Girard's bid, which was the highest of the bunch.


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Lighthouse Keeper was one of those careers designed specifically for introverts or even misanthropes. Sadly, lighthouses are all mostly automated now.

4 comments:

Murphy's Law said...

Aw, man. I'd have bought that and fortified it nicely.

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Bob said...

@Murphy's Law: If you're serious about buying one, there's several still available.

Old NFO said...

Heh, I would NOT want to be out there in a full blown Nor'easter...