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Expensive Nantucket - You all may know this but I think this is funny/sad/something. Prices in Nantucket (marinas, land, houses) are so expensive that several years ago some Boston politicians and developers pooled their money and bought the old big red Nantucket Lightship. They put huge $$ into refinishing it to yacht standards (joinery, flooring, etc) and set it up as a time share "condo" purchase - "buy a time share and spend your week's summer vacation in Nantucket Harbor...!" They also offered it for charter, so that folks could slowly motor around the Cape and Islands, etc. Apparently this didn't pan out as a business proposition as I saw her in Greenwich Ct. Harbor four weeks ago, tied alongside a hotel where it is under lease to the hotel and serving as a luxury suite for the nautically inclined and financially affluent! What a strange end for the lightship that once guided sailors in the Nantucket fog away from the dangers of the extensive shoals around the island.
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