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A Lake Michigan lighthouse is being auctioned

Aug 9, 2016

If you've ever dreamed of owning a lighthouse, now's your chance.

The North Manitou Shoal Light has a view of the Sleeping Bear Dunes and the Manitou islands. 

According to the Grand Rapids Press, the U.S. General Services Administration organized a visit to the lighthouse for registered bidders who've placed a $10,000 deposit. 

Cat Langel with the G.S.A. says properties like these hold great community significance.

"Lighthouses like the North Manitou Shoal Light have deep roots and sentimental value in their communities, and they serve as historic landmarks," Langel says.

"We think that by making these lights available to the public, we can help preserve a piece of history," she says.

Three other lighthouses on Lake Michigan are also being auctioned.