Stannard Rock Lighthouse

The federal government is trying to get rid of the loneliest lighthouse in the lower 48 states.

Upper Peninsula nonprofit groups or government entities can ask the feds to give it to them, free of charge.

The Stannard Rock light is in the middle of Lake Superior, 44 miles north of Marquette.

It first came online back in 1882.

And it can only be viewed from the air or by boat.

The U-S general services administration has declared it surplus property.

The lighthouse structure must be maintained in its original shape.

It also must be kept up to established historical standards, which includes removal of asbestos and lead paint.

Nonprofit or government agencies interested in obtaining the lighthouse can pick up application paperwork from the Marquette City manager’s office.