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Details on a few of the US lighthouses for sale

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Photo - This 2014 photo provided by Dave Waller shows the Graves Island Light Station on the outermost island of the Boston Harbor Islands. Waller bought the lighthouse at auction in 2013 for $933,888 and wants to convert it into a second home and vacation rental. (AP Photo/Dave Waller)
This 2014 photo provided by Dave Waller shows the Graves Island Light Station on the outermost island of the Boston Harbor Islands. Waller bought the lighthouse at auction in 2013 for $933,888 and wants to convert it into a second home and vacation rental. (AP Photo/Dave Waller)
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The federal government is selling off lighthouses or in some cases giving them away for free. A look at a few lights that are up for grabs:

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HALFWAY ROCK LIGHT STATION

Location: Casco Bay, Maine

Bids: 6

High current bidder: $247,000

Claim to fame: Named "Halfway Rock" because it's halfway between Cape Elizabeth and Cape Small.

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STURGEON BAY SHIP CANAL NORTH PIERHEAD

Location: Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin

Bids: 2

High current bidder: $26,000

Claim to fame: The entire building and lighthouse tower are bright red.

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MINOTS LEDGE LIGHT

Location: A mile off of Cohasset, Massachusetts

Bids: 1

High current bidder: $10,000

Claim to fame: Locals call it the "I Love You" light because of its 1-4-3 flashing signal. 1-4-3 represents the number of letters in the words "I Love You."

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ROUND ISLAND PASSAGE LIGHT

Location: Straits of Mackinac, Michigan

Bids: 2

High current bidder: $21,500

Claim to fame: One of the last lighthouses built on the Great Lakes.

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Source: General Services Administration

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