These 5 Historic Michigan Lighthouses are For Sale- Here’s How You Can Own One
Wanna get away? You could live in solitude in your very own signal tower. See the real estate listings for 5 Michigan lighthouses for sale.
Anthropophobiacs and pharologists rejoice, there are 5 historic lighthouses up for auction in Michigan! The U.S. General Services Administration lists guideposts near Beaver Island, Escanaba, Cheboygan, Naubinway, and Monroe that are on the block and accepting bids for new ownership.
Lansing Shoals Lighthouse
The Lansing Shoals Lighthouse is the Northernmost of the watchtowers, 11 miles north of Beaver Island, offshore along the Western Straits of Mackinac in Lake Michigan. It has 4 floors, but the first is damaged and unsafe. Asbestos and lead paint likely make this 1928 structure uninhabitable.
Fourteen Foot Shoal Light
The waters of Lake Huron hold the Fourteen Foot Shoal Light, near Cheboygan. This one is defintely a fixer-upper.
Poe Reef Lighthouse
Another guidepost near Cheboygan is the Poe Reef Lighthouse, situated between Bois Blanc Island and the mainland of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. the observatory is a 71-foot tower.
Detroit River Light
The Detroit River Light is in Lake Erie, South of the City of Detroit and Windsor, Canada, in the mouth of the Detroit River and features a 55-foot tall white conical tower with black topping on a hexagonal concrete crib.
Minneapolis Shoal Light
The most unique lantern is the Minneapolis Shoal Light near Escanaba with its hexagonal form and red stripe around a black-capped white tower.