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(Hampton Roads)   Ever think it'd be cool to own a lighthouse? Well, here's your chance   (hamptonroads.com) divider line 24
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2012-08-15 12:34:19 PM
A lighthouse would be cool, that is just an offshore platform with a light on it...not a lighthouse.
 
2012-08-15 01:22:41 PM
Don't do it. Goddam things are aircraft carrier magnets.
 
2012-08-15 01:38:05 PM
No.
 
2012-08-15 01:39:44 PM
No thanks. I'm pretty sure that thing weighs more than my house.
 
2012-08-15 01:44:12 PM
Look up the story of Texas Tower #4 first.
 
2012-08-15 01:46:38 PM
I owned a light house once but the farker kept blowing away
 
2012-08-15 01:47:23 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: I owned a light house once but the farker kept blowing away


That was a bouncy-castle, dude.
 
2012-08-15 01:49:56 PM
I'd prefer to live by the side of the sea.
 
2012-08-15 01:49:58 PM
I still can't decide between the missile silo in eastern Washington or the NATO sub base in Sweden. My son keeps telling me to hold out for some place near or under a volcano.
 
2012-08-15 01:53:08 PM
Scrap steel is at $190/ton these days. It would have to weigh 79 tons for you to get your money back from scrapping it at $15k. Not to mention the cost of a salvage barge and an underwater cutting crew. So it would really have to weigh more than 100 tons. That seems unlikely.

Let it sit there and rust. No one wants it.
 
2012-08-15 01:54:44 PM

cgraves67: Scrap steel is at $190/ton these days. It would have to weigh 79 tons for you to get your money back from scrapping it at $15k. Not to mention the cost of a salvage barge and an underwater cutting crew. So it would really have to weigh more than 100 tons. That seems unlikely.

Let it sit there and rust. No one wants it.


It could be a good offshore scientific station of some sort.
 
2012-08-15 01:56:30 PM
How do you get there?

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-15 01:57:24 PM
15 miles offshore and completely unaccessible? PERFECT for zombie defense!
 
2012-08-15 02:09:41 PM

JohnAnnArbor: Texas Tower #4


That was interesting. Thanks.
 
2012-08-15 02:19:47 PM

JohnAnnArbor: cgraves67: Scrap steel is at $190/ton these days. It would have to weigh 79 tons for you to get your money back from scrapping it at $15k. Not to mention the cost of a salvage barge and an underwater cutting crew. So it would really have to weigh more than 100 tons. That seems unlikely.

Let it sit there and rust. No one wants it.

It could be a good offshore scientific station of some sort target.


FTFY
 
2012-08-15 02:31:11 PM
Meh, I don't want to have to buy a dehumidifier for my basement...
 
2012-08-15 02:48:18 PM
The family went to New England end of October two years ago to visit my best friend who lives in Portsmouth NH
We went on a trip to the Portland Light Head in Maine...
While there, we asked one of the people who worked there about the lighthouse out a little in the water (prolly 1/2 mile out, if that)... she said that it was a private lighthouse that was just bought for 180K... such a deal....
About 5 minutes later, we see a boat heading towards said light house... I thought to myself "how wonderful to be that secluded, but it would really suck if you realized you forgot to buy milk"
 
2012-08-15 02:49:59 PM
They could sell it for hundreds of millions if they gave you sovereignity on it and for the surrounding 200 meters.
 
2012-08-15 03:21:49 PM
 
2012-08-15 06:14:09 PM
This one is about 3 or 4 miles from me. It was sold a couple of years ago, I think for about $45K.
 
2012-08-15 09:23:47 PM

cgraves67: Scrap steel is at $190/ton these days. It would have to weigh 79 tons for you to get your money back from scrapping it at $15k. Not to mention the cost of a salvage barge and an underwater cutting crew. So it would really have to weigh more than 100 tons. That seems unlikely.

Let it sit there and rust. No one wants it.


Actually, that depends on the location. Oregon/Washington area, and here in Wisconsin, steel/iron averaged about $320/ton for a majority of the year.

Still quite the pain in the ass for what still would amount to a meager return (even at a high of $360). If there's any worth, it's in restoring it as some kind of secluded holiday retreat.
 
2012-08-16 01:56:26 AM

sararenne: The family went to New England end of October two years ago to visit my best friend who lives in Portsmouth NH
We went on a trip to the Portland Light Head in Maine...
While there, we asked one of the people who worked there about the lighthouse out a little in the water (prolly 1/2 mile out, if that)... she said that it was a private lighthouse that was just bought for 180K... such a deal....
About 5 minutes later, we see a boat heading towards said light house... I thought to myself "how wonderful to be that secluded, but it would really suck if you realized you forgot to buy milk"


Ram Island Ledge Light
 
2012-08-16 08:27:29 AM

Beer It's What's For Dinner: sararenne: The family went to New England end of October two years ago to visit my best friend who lives in Portsmouth NH
We went on a trip to the Portland Light Head in Maine...
While there, we asked one of the people who worked there about the lighthouse out a little in the water (prolly 1/2 mile out, if that)... she said that it was a private lighthouse that was just bought for 180K... such a deal....
About 5 minutes later, we see a boat heading towards said light house... I thought to myself "how wonderful to be that secluded, but it would really suck if you realized you forgot to buy milk"

Ram Island Ledge Light



THANK YOU!!!!! We asked the lady at the Portland Light Head if there was any history on that particular lighthouse and she knew nothing....
 
2012-08-18 10:36:04 PM

JohnAnnArbor: Look up the story of Texas Tower #4 first.


Per your suggestion, I did... no thanks. The sea can have her.

It's a romantic idea, being so isolated... but 13-miles out? Can't go by air, can't go by sea? Even if you were an industrial welder, you'd be looking at $30,000 just to get the stairs fixed.
 
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