U.S. General Services Administration

US - U.S. Coast Guard is giving away four lighthouses, including one in Duluth

Federal, state and local agencies, as well as some nonprofits are eligible to take over the lighthouses for free.

The federal government is inviting certain types of organizations to apply to take over one of Duluth's lighthouses.

The U.S. Coast Guard has decided it doesn't need four of the nation's lighthouses anymore, including the Duluth Harbor North Pierhead Light at the end of the pier at Duluth's Canal Park, so it's giving it away per the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000.

The U.S. General Services Administration, which is tasked with selling government property, has listed the four lighthouses as no cost to eligible entities. Those entities include federal agencies; state and local agencies; nonprofit corporations; educational agencies; and park, recreational, cultural or historic preservation purposes.

The Duluth Harbor North Pierhead Light features a 43-foot tower and was built in 1910.

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