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Bowers Beach Lighthouse for Sale

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Postby ericlighthouse » Mon Aug 27, 2007 7:10 pm


When Wolf Trap could not be given away, it was put up for auction. I was interested in it at the time if I could get if for a low amount (knowing restoration would be expensive). Any way when you get the bid package, it clearly states how the auction works and yes it can be done in different ways (seal bids, online etc.). But my point is, if you get the bid package (I down loaded it) it tells you how the bid process will work for that auction. So, believe or not, the government did NOT change rules mid-stream.
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Postby Grover1 » Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:38 pm


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Postby epona » Tue Aug 28, 2007 4:22 am


So the bidding goes on and on.

I am going to post some questions about this lighthouse under a different topic heading.

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Postby Grover1 » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:55 pm


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Postby epona » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:53 am


Two bidders, it makes one wonder if a third bidder is going to come forth. How high can the bidding for this lighthouse go?

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Postby Rob143 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 2:35 pm


$200,000 with a new closing time of Tuesday September 4, 2007 @ 1400EDT

http://www.auctionrp.com/auctions2/default.cfm?action=itemInfo&id=764
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Postby boats » Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:43 pm


Hell, go out and build your own at way less money, take my word for it. :lol: "Boats"..
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Postby epona » Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:38 am


Boats you point is well taken to a degree. If I where to build a lighthouse that cost 200,000 plus the cost to restore it - I would want the new structure (lighthouse) to be livable. The lighthouse could be used as a artist studio, a guest house or a place to get away from your partner so one could be alone. (I do not have a partner but if did I would need several rooms just for myself)

I think everyone understands my point of view here.

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Postby rocky5128 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:19 pm


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Postby Rob143 » Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:27 pm


It's all over. Auction closed today at 1400 with no further bids. Final bid $200,000.

rocky5128 wrote:For a nice slideshow visit:
http://www.nbc5.com/slideshow/news/14024860/detail.html

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Thanks Kathy. Nice look inside this old light. You could spend another $200,000 restoring her if you wanted to do it right.
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Postby Grover1 » Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:01 am


Meet the purchaser ... from The News-Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs ... /-1/NEWS01
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Postby vacastle » Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:59 am


He also purchased Bloody Point!

I'm checking now to see if we might be related :-k

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Postby Lighthouse Joe » Tue Sep 11, 2007 5:03 am


Can you believe he plans on converting both into summer homes? 8O

Yeah, good luck with that!
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Postby Grover1 » Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:01 pm


Prior keeper offers advice ... from The News-Journal

http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs ... /-1/NEWS01
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Postby boats » Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:47 pm


Joe, look at it this way. There will be PEOPLE in the lighthouses that will take care of them. Summer homes or what ever, in the end they will be Lighthouse Keepers, life back inside a lighthouse is the same as it was in the Past. "RIGHT" Some life is better then none. I'd jump at the chance to buy one and live in it. But the best I could do was build my own and then I'm building another. The best luck to them that got the MONEY. :D "Boats"..
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