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From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-1 3:28 PM 
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Looking for a fixer-upper on the water? Maryland lighthouse for sale

ABC News

Home buyers in the market for a house literally on the water have their chance with a lighthouse in Maryland now up for auction.   Bidding has reached $15,000 for the lighthouse, known formally as the Craighill Channel Lower Range Front Light Station, located on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay.  The lighthouse is located about two miles off of North Point State Park, according to the listing on the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) auction site.  The lighthouse comes with one-and-a-half stories of “keeper quarters” and a bit of history. The station was first lit in 1873, according to the GSA.


From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-1 3:29 PM 
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 9263.2 in reply to 9263.1 

Wikipedia article on the lighthouse and its history:


From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconAug-6 1:22 PM 
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 9263.3 in reply to 9263.1 

Lived in this one for three+ years; on a nice day, I could see the Virgin Islands from my bedroom window.

Modern house no longer exists.


USCG Engineer 1961-1982

From: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostAug-6 1:44 PM 
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 9263.4 in reply to 9263.3 

We'll book you on the new HGTV series: "Fixer Upper Island Lighthouses"  :)


From: Bike (URALTOURIST1) DelphiPlus Member IconAug-7 11:15 AM 
To: Glen (GEAATL) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (5 of 5) 
 9263.5 in reply to 9263.4 

I was lucky to be stationed in one of the best when it was in service and it has improved quite a bit in preservation, removing 100 years or more of changes and restoring it to completely original or as near as allowable.  The last operating trunnion four panel light system was removed to God only knows where and an airport style dual beam rotating beacon put in its place.  The light remains operational but is fully automated now, no crew or resident staff.


USCG Engineer 1961-1982

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