Madison
4° F
Clear
Clear
Advertisement

Historic Superior lighthouse free for the taking

Published On: May 20 2013 11:00:37 AM CDT   Updated On: May 20 2013 11:00:47 AM CDT
DULUTH, Minn. -

Wisconsin's historic Superior Entry lighthouse is free for the taking.

No longer needed by the U.S. Coast Guard, the lighthouse is being offered to any eligible group that would use it -- and pay for its upkeep -- for education, recreational, cultural or historic preservation purposes.

Construction of the lighthouse began in 1911. It stands on Wisconsin Point at the entrance to the port of Superior, Wis.

The Duluth News Tribune reported that whoever takes control of the lighthouse will have to agree to several conditions. The structure is on the National Register of Historic Places, and any new owner must maintain the structure to federal standards. In addition, the Coast Guard will reserve the right to service, replace or move the still-operating aids to navigation inside.

Advertisement
  • PHOTOS: Uber-cute puppies on tour

    A basket of puppies arrived at the News 3 studio in Madison Friday morning as part of a promotion between Uber Madison and a Madison-based pet rescue. Uber and Underdogpetrescue.org teamed up to offer a puppy break to Uber app users that benefits the pet rescue. Condi (brown) and Wylie (black) got lots of snuggles and love from staff before they went on their way to cheer up other Madisonians through Uber until 3 p.m., the company said.

  • GOP group at debate

    Scott Olson/Getty Image

    2016 presidential candidates' net worth

    Ever wonder just what a presidential candidate is worth? Take a look at the net worth estimates for each of the remaining Republican and Democratic candidates as compiled by Forbes.

  • Jim Gilmore

    Darren McCollester/Getty Images

    Election 2016: Who has dropped out

    Jim Gilmore became the latest 2016 presidential candidate to leave the race on Friday. Here's a look at him and the other former candidates who have also ended their campaigns.

Advertisement