Historic St. Lawrence River lighthouse up for sale

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Built in 1847 and rebuilt in 1882, Crossover Island Light remains one of the oldest lighthouses on the St. Lawrence River, according to the Watertown Daily Times. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Built in 1847 and rebuilt in 1882, Crossover Island Light remains one of the oldest lighthouses on the St. Lawrence River, according to the Watertown Daily Times. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

Ever dream of owning a National Landmark?  For $539,900, that dream could become a reality. One of the oldest lighthouses on the St. Lawrence River is up for sale, according to the Watertown Daily Times.

Crossover Island rests in the St. Lawrence River between Hammond, New York and the U.S.-Canadian border. The 1.5-acre island was purchased by the United States gov

ernment in 1847, the same year the lighthouse was built. It was decommissioned in 1941, the Times reports. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.

Since 2002, the island has been owned by John J. Urtis, who leads American Tower and Light, a nonprofit aimed at restoring the lighthouse, according to the Times.

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