YORK – The federal government says it will push back the closing time of an auction on New England’s tallest lighthouse.
The Boon Island Light Station is up for auction until around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. Bidding was originally set to end around noon Tuesday.
Ten bidders have made offers on the lighthouse with a top bid of $41,000.
A government website says the bidding could possibly be extended again.
Boon Island Light Station, off the coast of York, dates to 1855. It includes a 133-foot tower on a small island about six miles off the coast.
The government is also auctioning Halfway Rock Light Station in Casco Bay. That auction does not have a set end date and has attracted three bids topping out at $56,000.