Lighthouse sale is Maine attraction
Published 13/08/2010 | 06:32
The US federal government is auctioning a lighthouse -with a 10,000 US dollar bid currently leading.
The Ram Island Ledge Lighthouse is a 72-foot conical light tower a mile off Cape Elizabeth, Maine.
Potential buyers should be warned that the property has a million-dollar view, but the quarters are cramped, the grounds are nothing to brag about and a loud fog horn blares every 10 seconds.
The property is hard to get to, located on a wave-swept rocky ledge.
But the views are magnificent, and the lighthouse oozes history - a reminder of an era gone by when lighthouse keepers lived in isolation manning kerosene lamps and foghorns to keep mariners safe.
A tour for prospective bidders is scheduled for later this month.