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Old 23-11-2007, 11:51   #1
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Point No Point Lighthouse For Sale

Yes, it's true!

From today's Washington Post, comes word that Point No Point lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay, along with many other expensive-to-maintain lighthouses, are being auctioned off to the general public. If you always wanted to live close to the water, well, here's your chance!

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"Let the Buyer Be Bold

"Prospective Owners Survey Run-Down Chesapeake Lighthouse

"By Jenna Johnson
"Washington Post Staff Writer

"Friday, November 23, 2007; Page B01


"Point No Point, as it's called, is not the type of lighthouse that's featured on postcards, towering nobly over surging waves, surrounded by rocky cliffs and billowing clouds. As a piece of real estate, this one is definitely a fixer-upper.

"A century's worth of seagull droppings coats the roof. There are no utilities, just an outhouse hanging off the edge of a deck about a story above sea level."

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For the rest of the story, go to:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/22/AR2007112201373.html?hpid%3Dmoreheadlines⊂=AR

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Old 23-11-2007, 12:57   #2
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I wonder how many "Point No Points" there are in the world? There's one on the south side of Vancouver Island near Sooke - no lighthouse though.
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Old 23-11-2007, 13:13   #3
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Too bad these lighthouses are so close to the cold and foggy ocean.
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There's another Point No Point about ten miles south of me as well.

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Old 23-11-2007, 14:07   #5
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So you'll know just what your new dream home looks like, here's a link to the New England Lighthouse Blog, which has a picture of the Chesapeake Bay property:

New England Lighthouse Blog: Point No Point Lighthouse online Auction

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I must admit that when I saw the subject line, like Steve B, I was thinking of our Puget Sound Point No Point light house -- and that one's pretty cool. I wouldn't mind owning that one. Oh, well.

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I must admit that when I saw the subject line, like Steve B, I was thinking of our Puget Sound Point No Point light house -- and that one's pretty cool. I wouldn't mind owning that one. Oh, well.

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Sorry for the unintentional confusion, ID. For those who are curious, here's a link to the Point No Point light ID would like to call home:

Point No Point Lighthouse, Washington at Lighthousefriends.com

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Here's a link to some additional pictures from the Washington Post story:

A Fixer-Upper With a Foghorn - washingtonpost.com

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Wow, Point No Point is a place forever seared into my memory...

Beware, the navy uses the area just north of there as a firing range. On my day of beating into the wind, they were dropping supersonics... Lumpy rolling swells that Pylasteki couldn't motor straight into, on the course the range boat wanted me to follow. That was a very... very... long day. (Grin)

The john boat anchored up in its lee, holding on for dear life had it a bit worse...
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Thai isn't a place for the timid. Between the Naval air station and the generally foul weather no point is not a friendly place. They did a story on the folks that bought the Thimble Shoals light. It's not a easy job refitting a light house. Wolf Trap was also recently sold too. It's actually no longer an aid to navigation. Idid see they put it back on the charts though.

Smith Point might be the better purchase as it is closer to shore. To get to Point No Point is a long boat trip given the Navy owns most of the shoreline there.

These don't sell too cheap. I think Wolf Trap sold for $75,000 but was resold (flipped) for a lot more. What you get is a leaking structure on top of a basically solid platform. Water and power are at your options but really means a generator and a tank. the old screw pile lights are all cast iron and really a tough substance to even do basic things like installing a serious ladder.

They no longer serve a real navigation purpose so selling them to keep them alive is not really a bad thing. Point No Point is one of the more remote lights for sale.
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Funny...Bloody Point Lighthouse off the Southern tip of Kent Island has already been sold...

Nevada lawyer purchases Chesapeake lighthouse
A tilted lighthouse in Maryland now belongs to a lawyer from Nevada. Michael Gabriel of Carson City, NV, will pay $100,000 cash for the 125-year-old lighthouse south of Kent Island and says he hopes to restore it for public visits. Gabriel was the highest bidder in a government auction.
“Unless someone stepped forward to preserve it, it would just slip under the waves,” Gabriel told The (Easton) Star Democrat. “My intent is to restore it over the next few years and offer it to the lighthouse society or the Maryland Historical Trust so the public can see it,” he said.
The Bloody Point Bar Lighthouse is the third Chesapeake Bay lighthouse to be sold by the U.S. Coast Guard in recent months. The lighthouse will remain a navigation aid, with its light maintained by the Coast Guard.
Gabriel said he learned of Bloody Point on the Internet when he bid unsuccessfully on a lighthouse in Rhode Island. Bloody Point’s interior was gutted by a 1960 fire. Gabriel plans call for restoring the lighthouse, including fully outfitted living quarters on several floors. “I won’t start until next year because the plans have to go through several federal agencies,” he said.

read more from here...
Chesapeake Bay Journal: VA Water Control Board persuaded to change its decision on reservoir; VMRC votes against reopening Rappahannock to oyster harvest; and more... - January 2007
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