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Ontonagon lighthouse goes up for auction


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ONTONAGON - A recent announcement by the U.S. General Services Administration about auctioning off lighthouses has brought some confusion in Ontonagon.

While the Associated Press reported "three historic Great Lakes lighthouses owned by the federal government are going on the auction block," the navigational light for sale in Ontonagon is the "breakwater light" on the pier which sticks out into Lake Superior and not the 153-year-old lighthouse on shore closer to the mouth of the Ontonagon River.

The Ontonagon County Historical Society owns the Ontonagon light...

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