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Ultimate Oceanfront Property - Want to Buy a Lighthouse? Ram Island Lighthouse for sale off Cape Elizabeth Maine coast

(Photo courtesy of the United State Coast Guard and

Wish to own a piece of history and have a spare $10,000 sitting around? Well, according to the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), and an active online lighthouse auction, Ram Island Ledge Light in Casco Bay off Cape Elizabeth is available for sale to the general public.

One bidder has already made the auction's minimum bid of $10,000, which began on June 30, 2010, with an advance deposit of $10,000 required, and a bid increment of $5,000, according to the Property Information for Bids document. The document details the terms and conditions of the bidding, and the eventual sale of the property, which are quite interesting regarding the responsibilities of the eventual buyer and the reservations of the new owner to the United States Government, The Department of Homeland Security and United States Coast Guard.

A unique experience and opportunity for sure...

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Comment balloon 5 commentsJeff Mateja • August 26 2010 03:22PM
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