A woman bought a lighthouse in Ohio for $71,000 and has spent over $300,000 on a decade-long renovation

October 9, 2023 – In 2011, Sheila Consaul purchased a lighthouse as part of a government scheme allowing people to buy government-owned lighthouses. She was looking for a summer house and loved restoring historic properties, she told Insider.

When not staying in the lighthouse in Fairport Harbor, Ohio, Consaul lives outside of Washington, DC. She told Insider that it was through her DC channels she found out the Fairport Harbor West Lighthouse had gone up for auction.