New York Lighthouse Dreams Are Made of This?
Old Orchard Shoal Light ——– West Bank Light
You “Travel the world and the seven seas,”
Everybody’s looking for a Lighthouse sea breeze?
On June 5th, the federal real estate agents aka the General Services Administration (GSA) opened another online auction for Lighthouse Dreamers with deep pockets able to bid on and restore one of two New York Lighthouses.
The GSA auction of Old Orchard Shoal Lighthouse, located in the Gedway Channel offshore from Staten Island, and the GSA auction of West Bank Lighthouse, located in the Ambrose Channel offshore from Staten Island, are open for bids starting at $10,000.
Both neglected Lighthouse Treasures offer 360° water views, no utilities, unrestricted Coast Guard access to the optic and fog horn, sold “AS IS” without warranties, require a easement to legally occupy the submerged land, are exposed to flooding by tidal surges, and your neglected property must be maintained in accordance with the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for Rehabilitation and in consultation with the New York State Historic Preservation Office.
Last summer, PETA expressed interest in both Lighthouses in their quest to establish a National Headquarters for their Fish Empathy Project where they could promote their fake fish food as an alternative diet to healthy real salt-water fish. Fortunately, a wiser federal decision prevented the PETA Principle Project.
For more information about both Lighthouses, please visit the previous posts, Fishing for a New York Lighthouse, Old Orchard Shoal Lighthouse and Followup to PETA Lighthouse Fishing, West Bank Lighthouse.