- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) - A lighthouse near Mackinac Island has drawn an anonymous $65,500 winning bid at auction.

The Grand Rapids Press reports (https://bit.ly/10ocMNm ) bidding closed Tuesday on the Round Island Passage Lighthouse. The auction started Aug. 18 through the General Services Administration, which auctions extraneous federal properties.

The auction required bidders to be eligible nonprofit organizations.

The building with a 71-foot tower is on state-owned Great Lakes Public Trust bottomlands, which wasn’t being sold. Bidders had to obtain a bottomlands lease from the state.

The lighthouse opened in 1948 to mark a passage between Mackinac and Round islands in Lake Huron.

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Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, https://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids

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