"If you believe that, I have a bridge to sell you";  That trite phrase has been around for centuries.  Well - if you switch out the word "bridge" for "lighthouse", it would be true - as the United States Coast Guard gets ready to get rid of the lighthouse that marks the entry way to the Port of Superior.

No longer needed by the U.S. Coast Guard, the lighthouse is being offered to any eligible group that would use it — and pay for its upkeep — for education, recreational, cultural or historic preservation purposes.

If you noticed the lack of a price tag - you're right.  Free!  But there are some stipulations.

The structure is on the National Register of Historic Places, and any new owner must maintain the structure to federal standards. In addition, the Coast Guard will reserve the right to service, replace or move the still-operating aids to navigation inside.

Interested parties should contact the United States Coast Guard.

 

 

Coast Guard: Anyone want Superior lighthouse for free? | Green Bay Press Gazette | greenbaypressgazette.com.