Make that free. Here's what the GSA press release says:

Washington - Today the U.S. general services administration announced it is looking for caretakers of several historic lighthouses in an effort to save tax dollars while preserving the past.

as part of the national historic lighthouse preservation act program, the agency is offering 12 historic lighthouses along the atlantic seaboard and great lakes, at no cost, to eligible state or local governments, non-profit corporations, historic preservation groups, or community development organizations.

This program helps move the government towards meeting the president's goal of cutting real estate costs by over $1.5 billion and we are on track to save $3.5 billion by the end of the year.


GSA will soon issue notices of availability for the following light stations:

Ontonagon west pierhead light, manistique light, stannard rock light, and fourteen foot shoal light in Michigan; liston rear range light in Delaware; american shoal light in Florida; ashland light in Wisconsin; butler flats light, graves light, edgartown light in Massachusetts; and halfway rock light and boon island light in Maine.

To find out more information on these properties and how to submit a letter of interest, visit

Know anyone who might be interested? --b.d.s.