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This undated photo released by the federal General Services Administration shows the Halfway Rock Light Station on a small island in Casco Bay off Harpswell, Maine. The administration is the nearing the end of an online auction for the 76-foot-high lighthouse, with a half dozen bidders and a high bid of more than $200,000. Comment?
Technological advances and a desire to purge unneeded properties have paved the way for the federal government to get rid of more than 100 lighthouses over the last 14 years, and it intends to keep selling and giving them away. The sold lighthouses, located on both coasts and in the Great Lakes states, have become everything from museums to bed-and-breakfasts. Comment?
A federal government spokeswoman says the General Services Administration has accepted a bid for the Boon Island Light Station off York, Maine. Comment?
But those interested don't have to pack their suitcases, because it is a journey of the soul and mind. Comment?
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