Buying Tillamook Light

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Postby Grover1 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 7:37 pm

From The Los Angeles Times

ALONG WITH others, no doubt, I've been wondering whatever happened to the Tillamook lighthouse, recently offered for sale in an ad in the Wall Street Journal.

Well, it was snapped up by 56 Las Vegas businessmen for a high sealed bid of $5,600. That's a $100 per man, a bargain. After all, the lighthouse, located on a tiny island off Oregon, cost the government $2,250,000 to build and maintain in the 77 years it was in use -- 1880 to 1957. On the other hand, the lighthouse is one of the most inaccessible on the coast and is often lashed by stormy sees which break over its 135-foot-high lantern.

The Las Vegans, including M.M. Sweeney of Pioneer of Nevada, subsidiary of Title Insurance here, haven't said how they plan to use the place. Probably just a bunch of guys fascinated by the idea of owning a lighthouse.

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Postby CHUCKX53 » Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:52 pm

A Real Steal......Could be wrong, But I’m sure those gentlemen didn’t sign on for either restoration or preservation of the Light….. :(
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