Little Gull Island to be Auctioned

Photo/New England Boating Environmental and historic preservation groups hoping to keep Little Gull Island from becoming private property have [until October 10] to put together a bid for a federal government auction.

The 1-acre island, which sits between Plum and Fishers islands in Long Island Sound, is among a group of former Coast Guard lighthouse properties being sold by the General Services Administration. Little Gull’s 1869 granite tower lighthouse stands 81’ high and includes an automated navigation light and horn blast every 15 seconds.

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