The federal government has sold off a rather inhospitable lighthouse in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay for a six-figure sum after a bidding war at auction. The Hooper Island Lighthouse, located west of Middle Hooper Island in Maryland’s Dorchester County, at first drew little interest, The Washington Post reported. But then five potential buyers drove up the price from a starting bid of $15,000 to the winning bid of $192,000. Will Powell, a spokesman for the U.S. General Services Administration, told the newspaper the lighthouse comes with strings attached.
Chesapeake Bay lighthouse auctioned, with strings attached
October 4, 2022