1827 Lighthouse – Jonesport, ME

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Posted January 2019. This home has been archived on OHD. The sold status is unknown.
Added to OHD on 1/8/19   -   Last OHD Update: 2/19/19   -   18 Comments
Mistake Island Beach, Jonesport, ME 04649

Map: Aerial

Price

$249,000

Acres

5.89

It is no surprise Alexander Milliken chose this spot for Moose Peak Light. The command of the ocean is breathtaking and unforgettable. This is a unique chance to own your own lighthouse with a chance to build a cottage nearby.
Last Active Agent
William Milliken, Bold Coast Properties
(207) 497-5725
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18 Comments on 1827 Lighthouse – Jonesport, ME

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9797 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Rare that you can buy a lighthouse. Build or move (wouldn’t be the first time someone moved a house to an island even if by bits) a cottage to the property and you’d have one heck of a view.

    Linked up top is a website with the history and some old photos of the place.

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  2. AvatarGeorge says: 6 comments

    How many bedrooms? …baths?

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    • Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 9797 comments
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      1901 Folk Victorian
      Chestatee, GA

      None?

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      • AvatarAPhid says: 20 comments

        There was a house there, but IIRC it … exploded? and it was never rebuilt. There’s a good picture of the house here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mistake_Island. The foundations are still there, and the coast guard still has a fog horn that operates out of one of the outbuildings. It’s an absolutely gorgeous spot, and I think that the rest of the island is a Nature Conservancy property.

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  3. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1822 comments
    1920 Colonial Revival
    Upstate/Central NY, NY

    Not sure if I’d want to live on Mistake Island, or… find it so hilarious that I *would* want to! 😉

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  4. AvatarStevenF says: 691 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    Are you allowed to light up the light of a decommissioned lighthouse? I’d only want to undertake a lighthouse restoration if I was able to burn a lamp in the lighthouse. That would be a big part of the fun for me.

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    • JpJp says: 39 comments

      Some lighthouses by me are maintained as “Private Aids to Navigation”- meaning they are lit but are not officially guides to navigation. I suppose you could also petition the Coast Guard to allow the Lighthouse to be relit as an active aid to navigation- the foghorn is still active on the island, so it’s probably not an impossible request.

  5. AvatarDeniseLynn says: 225 comments

    Is there anyone else who immediately thought of Gus Pike from the old Avonlea series?

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  6. SueSue says: 265 comments
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    1802 Cape
    ME

    A very spectacular spot. Would be the perfect summer/fall place. Not sure you would want to be there in winter. Brutal exposed like that. Lot’s of great deals to be had this far up in Maine.

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  7. AvatarDJ says: 77 comments

    In March 2014, a movie about a female lighthouse keeper set to be filmed in Jonesport and on Moose Peak Island hit a snag when the Coast Guard refused to disable the island’s foghorn, which operated 24/7. So is the foghorn going 24/7 now ?

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  8. AvatarKaren says: 578 comments

    No street view? LOL!!! I wonder what kind of shape the lighthouse is in. It’d be nice to put a kitchen, living room, and powder room on the ground level, and a few bedrooms and full baths on the next few levels. There is a NY state park not far from me, that has a light house that they rent out to vacationers, and a cottage thats either attached to it, or nearby. One of the two is haunted, and the caretakers ask you to record anything that happened during your stay! I could see people wanting to spend a week here for thier vacation.

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  9. AvatarJulianaMoon says: 75 comments

    I think the winters would be beautiful. Especially if the waves freeze mid air. But I would have to be able to hop in my car and run up to Whole Foods or WallyWorld or Macys and Home Depot.

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  10. AvatarCeylaClaire says: 127 comments

    Too bad there weren’t pictures of the “lot”. While I’ve always wanted to be in a lighthouse during a storm, the tale of how a severe storm damaged the then lighthouse makes me think again. I agree that winter would be beautiful there, as long as I could escape once in awhile. Very interesting article! Thanks for sharing.

  11. AvatarJay says: 1 comments

    This property sold in 2013 at auction to a fellow in Conn, apparently he never came through with any intention of restoring it. He paid $93k for it then and the estimate to restore it and make the structure sound was estimated at $207k at the time. You can build on it if your cottage is approved but good luck, a septic system is not feasible on a granite island. I think this was (maybe) just a smart move on the buyers part to make a tidy profit (let’s see, $249,000 – $93,000 = $156,000, not bad if you can pull it off). Let’s hope that someone gets it that will have the funds to restore it, it’ll take pockets as deep as the water off of that coastline!

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  12. AvatarCe Humeston says: 17 comments

    Have you ever been near a foghorn when it was active? The sound is deafening!!

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