BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) – A lighthouse in Bridgeport is up for auction.
The U.S. General Services Administration announced it is auctioning off the Penfield Reef Lighthouse as part of its mission to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission support services.
The Penfield Reef Lighthouse is an offshore lighthouse.
GSA said it marks a submerged reef, which extends southeast from Fairfield Beach into Long Island Sound.
The lighthouse is approximately one mile from the entrance of Black Rock Harbor in Bridgeport and is accessible by boat only.
The property includes a 51-foot-tall lighthouse and a two-story, 1,568 square foot keeper’s quarters.
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The lighthouse was built in 1874 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The property will remain an active aid to navigation, according to GAS.
The auction will open on June 21 at 12 p.m. and the starting bid will be at $100,000.
Those interested in bidding are required to register in advance and submit a $10,000 registration deposit.
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