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      Lighthouse near Mackinac Island up for auction

      <p> <font size="2">A lighthouse near Mackinac Island is available for purchase.</font> </p>


      A lighthouse near Mackinac Island is available for purchase.


      The latest bid for the Round Island Passage Lighthouse was $20,000, as of Tuesday. The sale began Monday with an opening bid of $10,000.


      The Detroit Free Press reports the online auction is open to nonprofits only who must register to bid.


      The building with a 71-foot tower is on state-owned Great Lakes Public Trust bottomlands, which isn't being sold.


      The Round Island Passage Lighthouse opened in 1948 to mark a passage between Mackinac and Round islands in Lake Huron.



      Information about the auction, and how to register, is located here.

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