One of my favorite things ... I love lighthouses. Every lighthouse we have visited in North & South Carolina and Florida we always see lots of tourist.
The Ponce de Leon in Florida is still active ... flashing white 6 times in 15 seconds, then a 15 second eclipse ... it's also the second tallest brick tower in the USA.
Ponce de Leon
(http://www.floridalighthouses.org/ponce.htm - broken link)
Everyone in our area followed the moving of the Hatteras Lighthouse ... it was an amazing event.
The government has been know to sell lighthouses ... back in 2006 they had 18 located in Maine, Maryland and Rhode Island to sell. They also have a program called Adopt A Lighthouse ... which is just financial donations. I would like to own a lighthouse and live in it ... but alas I am too poor to buy one.
GSA Public Sale of Historic Lighthouses
(http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?pageTypeId=8199&channelId=-13259&P=XI&contentId=20939&contentType=GSA_BASIC - broken link)