Two Maine Lighthouses on Auction Block for $5K Each

For more details on these two tempest-tossed fixer-uppers for sale, read on:

Halfway Rock Light Station

"Become a part of history -- own a lighthouse," says the General Services Administration. This one is located off Harpswell, Maine, on a shallow, two-acre rock ledge in Casco Bay near Bailey Island. According to the GSA, its name comes from the fact that it sits halfway between Cape Elizabeth and Cape Small, 10 miles east of Portland Head. The granite tower is 76 feet tall and has an iron, dome-shaped roof. The tower originally contained the keeper's living quarters and storage facilities.

Boon Island Light Station

Boon Island Light, according to the GSA, dates to 1865 and is situated on a small islet off the southern coast of Maine, six miles southeast of Cape Neddick. The 133-foot tower is composed of ashlar granite. The islet is described by the GSA as "a barren outcrop of granite 14 feet above sea level." The property, like Halfway Rock Light and all other lighthouses sold by GSA, is on the National Register of Historic Places. It still serves as a navigational aid maintained by the U.S. Coast Guard.

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