You read that right . . . own your very own Maine lighthouse. More specifically, the Moose Peak Light Station which is located at the eastern point of Mistake Island in Washington County, Maine.
According to GSA Auctions which is listing the lighthouse:
Moose Peak Light Station is located at the eastern point of Mistake Island in Washington County, Maine, east of Great Wass Island in Eastern Bay. (It is also known as Mistake Island Light; Head Harbor Light; Moose-a-bec Light). Mistake Island is a 27-acre rocky piece of land in the Atlantic Ocean five miles southeast of Jonesport, Maine. The Property includes a 57-foot brick and masonry tower (1827), 18 feet in diameter, on four acres of ledge. The elevation of the site is approximately 32 feet above mean sea level. It is a working aid to navigation operated by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) marking the southwest side of the entrance to the shipping channel known as Main Channel Way. There is a powerful fog signal horn at the Property, since the area is one of Maine’s foggiest. The remainder of Mistake Island is occupied by the Nature Conservancy. The public may visit the Island if they walk only on the boarded walkways. Approximate Location: 44° 27’ 38″ N 67° 32’ 10″ W.
The sale is by auction and requires a bid deposit of $10,000. Bidding does not start until June 1 so you’ve got some time to start planning . . . maybe take a boat ride to go see it, just be sure to bring ear plugs for that fog horn 🙂