Not Too Late to Make Your Bid for 144-Year-Old Bay Lighthouse

The bidding is up to $26,000 for the Craighill Channel Lower Range Front Light Station, for sale by the U.S. Government, and there are just ten days left to make a bid.

We first told you about this fixer-upper last month. It’s a 144-year-old lighthouse that sits two miles off of North Point State Park. It has a 1.5-story keepers’ quarters, but some prospective buyers might be turned off by the birds currently living inside.

Craighill Channel Lower Range Front Light Station is a cylindrical structure that was built in 1873. It is one of the lights that mark the Craighill channel, from the Bay to the mouth of Patapsco River. A keeper and an assistant lived there until 1964, when the light became automated. 

The federal government decided to sell it after a nonprofit group’s plans to restore it didn’t work out. The U.S. General Services Administration listed the unique dwelling at $15,000, and since then, six bids have driven the price to $26,000. 

It’s a pretty good deal for what could be one of the most interesting Airbnb listings ever.

The online auction runs through September 15th. To place a bid, click here.