Monday, June 21, 2010
Borden Flats Light for sale again
In September 2008, attorney Michael Gabriel of Nevada was the high bidder, at $55,000, in an auction for Borden Flats Lighthouse in Fall River, Massachusetts, under the guidelines of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act. Mr. Gabriel announced that he was going to establish a microbrewery at the offshore lighthouse, according to this article.
Now, according to General Services Administration spokeswoman Paula Santangelo, Mr. Gabriel has defaulted on the closing of the property, and the lighthouse will once again be put up for auction. I'll post details here when they're available.
Too bad no nonprofit organization or community in SE Mass. came forward to apply for ownership of this lighthouse before it was put up for auction.