- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 14, 2015

SKILLAGALEE ISLAND, Mich. (AP) - The federal government is taking bids on three lighthouses in the Great Lakes off the coast of Michigan.

The Grand Rapids Press (https://bit.ly/1HrpUC7 ) reports the lighthouses are being sold through an online auction as part of efforts to offload obsolete properties.

The lighthouses for sale are the Skillagalee Island light off of northern Michigan’s Emmet County, the Gravelly Shoal light in Saginaw Bay, and the Spectacle Reef light in northern Lake Huron. The Skillagalee and Spectacle Reef lighthouses are on the National Register of Historic Places.

The new owners would have to maintain the lights following government standards for the treatment of historic properties. Bidding is open only to nonprofit organizations.

Four other lighthouses in the Great Lakes were offered at no cost to qualifying institutions earlier this year.


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

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