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Coast Guard moves to sell iconic lighthouse

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On Cape Cod overlooking Vineyard Sound, Nobska Point Light stands as a coastal landmark, a working tribute to New England’s seafaring history. With its sweeping ocean views, the Woods Hole lighthouse ranks among the Cape’s most scenic destinations, a graceful backdrop for countless photographs.

Now the beacon could be on the block as the Coast Guard looks to find a new caretaker for the weathered property, which needs an estimated $550,000 in repairs. The Coast Guard will continue to maintain the light itself, but would otherwise transfer responsibility to another owner, part of a broad federal effort over the past decade to sell off the historic signals.

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