National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act

Under the terms of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000, the U.S. government tries to find a caretaker agency of buyer for any lighthouse decommissioned by the U.S. Coast Guard.

54 lighthouses have been transferred from the federal government over the last half-dozen years: six to public agencies, 16 to local governments, three to states and 29 to non-profit organizations.

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