STURGEON BAY, Wis. (AP) — The federal government has sold its lighthouse near the Wisconsin peninsula of Door County.
The General Services Administration accepted a Kentucky man’s bid of $48,500 to purchase the Ship Canal North Pierhead Lighthouse near Sturgeon Bay.
Gordon Krist, of Paris, Ky., bought the 39-foot-tall lighthouse auctioned recently by the GSA.
WLUK-TV reports three bidders submitted 21 bids in the last three days of the auction, driving the price up from $25,000 to the final bid of $48,500.
The lighthouse was built in 1903. The U.S. Coast Guard will continue use the lighthouse as a navigation aid.
Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com