Federal Officials Make Available — For Free — 4 Obsolete Lighthouses The U.S. Coast Guard has decided it no longer needs four of the nation's most picturesque lighthouses, and it's inviting certain types of organizations to take them over at no charge.

Federal Officials Make Available — For Free — 4 Obsolete Lighthouses

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Americans are preparing to return to the office. Some are asking if they really want to. If you'd like a more scenic location, the Coast Guard has surplus lighthouses. It's inviting new tenants for lighthouses in Rhode Island, Ohio and Minnesota - yes, Minnesota; it's on the Great Lakes. If you run an agency or nonprofit, you, too, could work at the shore.

(SOUNDBITE OF SEAGULLS COOING)

INSKEEP: So long as you don't mind the gulls stealing your lunch.

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