Last time it was a firehouse. This time, Boston businessman Dave Waller decided he wanted a lighthouse. And now he's got it. Waller bought the 110-year-old Graves Island Light Station from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in an online auction for $933,888 — even though, as the Boston Globe reports, Waller doesn't own a boat ("Businessman bullish about Graves Island lighthouse's potential," by Joseph P. Kahn).
Reports the Globe: "Waller, 50, and his wife, Lynn, a graphic designer, intend to open Graves Island to the public, possibly as an offshore inn, so all can appreciate its unique beauty and location. The first order of business, he said, will be consulting with the National Park Service and other stakeholders to determine what can be done to preserve its historical integrity while making it weather-tight and livable, at least for short periods of time."