3 LI lighthouses put up for sale by federal gov't

The federal government is looking to sell three Long Island lighthouses, including the iconic Huntington Lighthouse, in an effort to save money.

Rebuilding the century-old lighthouse has been a labor of love for Pamela Setchell, of the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society, but the Society doesn't own the building.

The Society now wants to buy the lighthouse, unless another organization steps in and presents a better plan.

The Little Gull Island Lighthouse is also on the chopping block. Two non-profit organizations have said they'd like to buy and restore the lighthouse.

However, the Latimer Reef Lighthouse has no takers among nonprofits. The government plans to put it up for bids from private parties.

A closing date for the auction of the Latimer Reef Lighthouse has not been announced.

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