Boston Harbor Lighthouse to Sell for Record Price

Design News 08.19.13

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On the outskirts of Boston Harbor, a 110-year-old lighthouse sits on Graves Island, and the US General Services Administration is auctioning off this piece of maritime history. The public sale was due to end last week, but any new bid adds 24 hours to the clock. As of this writing, the leading bid is $792,444, about double the previous lighthouse-sale record.

In other news, judge art made by chimps, and are you one of the people who would give up sex and social media for professional home improvements? See the headlines after the jump. 

• Graves Island Light brings in bids of up to $738,000 | The Boston Globe
• Help Judge This Amazing Art—Created By Chimps | Co.Create
• Home Improvements Instead Of Sex? Americans Would Give It Up, According To Redbeacon's 'Do It For Me' Survey | HuffPost Home

(Image: Jeremy D'Entremont via GSA)

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