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Historic Lighthouse For Sale, One Tiny Town's Claim to Fame

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A tipster recently directed us to the Big Bay Light Point, a seven-bedroom, 5,400-square-foot lighthouse that's currently asking $999K. "But this is just so cool," she writes. "How many chances are there to actually purchase a lighthouse?" Indeed! Unless one lives in Sweden, usually this kind of waterfront living isn't an option. Perched at the tip of the minuscule community of Big Bay in Michigan's Upper Peninsula region, the lighthouse was built in 1896, first sold as a private residence in the early '60s, and converted into a B&B in the '80s. It still functions as such, but the owners listed it for sale more than 15 months ago. The lighthouse, on the National Register of Historic Places, is believed to have inspired the 1959 film Anatomy of a Murder: over the years two murders have happened to people somehow connected to the property. For the strong of stomach, imagine the thought of hosting family reunions here: Big Bay Light Point sits on five acres on a bluff overlooking Lake Superior. And if this one's not for you, fret not: Michigan has more lighthouses than any other state, so another one's bound to be listed eventually.

· 3 Lighthouse Road, Big Bay, Mich. []