Historic Lighthouse For Sale For $1
4:13 pm EDT August 12, 2008
An historic Nantucket lightship that helped countless boats reach safe harbor can now be had for $1.
But there are few takers.
That's because it will likely cost more than $150,000 to relocate and restore the LV-112, which
is owned by the National Lighthouse Museum, a New York preservation group.
Beginning in the mid-19th century, there were four Nantucket lightships, but there hasn't been one
on the island since the LV-112 left in 1969.
In its prime, the 150-foot lightship, built in 1936, was anchored at the outer fringes of a range of treacherous
shoals about 50 miles off Nantucket.
Now, it's moored at Oyster Bay, N.Y.
The museum thinks the ship could be an attraction that anchors a waterfront tourist spot.