CT”s Penfield Light Back on Market

Penfield Reef Light, Wikimedia.

Wall Street Journal: A 137-year-old beacon off the coast of Fairfield, Connecticut—the Penfield Reef Lighthouse—is about to go back on the market after a protracted legal battle left it high and dry.

A spokeswoman confirmed the lighthouse could be posted on the U.S. General Services Administration’s auction website as soon as June but declined to comment further.

The 2-story building is plunked about a mile off the coast, where it guided sailors in one the most dangerous areas to navigate in Long Island Sound. It has 4 bedrooms, a sitting room, a kitchen and a supply room, according to the National Register of Historic Places. Local legend maintains that it’s haunted by former keepers.

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