Glenn Osmundson / For The Times
The Borden Flats Lighthouse, off the coast of Fall River, Mass., was deemed "surplus" by the U.S. government and put up for sale at auction. Almost 50 lighthouses have been transferred or sold in recent years, with the most expensive -- Chesapeake Bay's Baltimore Harbor Light -- going for $260,000. Borden Flats eventually went for $55,000.
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