For sale by owner: Antique five-story structure built in 1903. Ten-acre property, majestic water views with private dock. Two bedrooms, kitchen/library potential, no baths. Needs work.
The Graves Island Light Station, a 110-year-old working lighthouse 9 miles off the Massachusetts coast, went on the auction block in June, under terms set by the National Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000. Bidding stands at $101,000 and is expected to close next week, said Barbara Salfity of the General Services Administration, which is conducting the sale. Simply getting to, and into, the lighthouse presents a formidable challenge to anyone looking to buy it, though.
Still, says Jeremy D’Entremont — an author, photographer, and authority on New England lighthouses — Graves Island Light Station is “one of my favorites, a great lighthouse in the tradition of classic, wave-swept lighthouses” that are a cherished part of New England seacoast history and culture. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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