My friend Marc brought this article to my attention: three Midwest lighthouses up for auction (the CHL not being among them, unfortunately), with 12 others being given away to qualified agencies. Yes, they actually do this.

If you have always wanted the tallest house in your neighborhood, here’s your chance.

The federal government is auctioning off three decommissioned lighthouses, and the bids are still pretty low.

At last, the dream can be yours! Just be aware of the crippling loneliness, the difficulties in getting back to land, the massive remodeling, the upkeep that goes with landmark structures…and in the case of Race Rock Light (possibly more), the spectral housemates. But then, I wouldn’t know anything about that…