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Boston Harbor Lighthouse Up for Grabs

Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard

Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard

BOSTON (AP) — It’s prime oceanfront property — but with a twist.

The U.S. government is accepting bids for ownership of Graves Island Light Station, a working lighthouse on a tiny Boston Harbor island about nine miles off the coast.

The 113-foot structure is more than a century old and has space for two bedrooms and a kitchen, but no bath. It also has a private dock.

The buyer will get the entire 10-acre island — a rocky ledge near the entrance to a major shipping channel.

The Boston Globe reports the General Services Administration began an auction on the property in June and the current high bid is $101,000.

After the sale, the U.S. Coast Guard would continue to maintain the automated lighthouse, including its foghorn, with access to the property as needed.

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