Saturday, January 19, 2019

Island Market

USA: Want to Buy a Lighthouse Island in Maine?

The picturesque New England state is offering interested buyers a rare chance to own a historic lighthouse off the Maine coast, set on its own tiny private island.

(Boon Island Lighthouse, Maine)

If remoteness is what you’re after, it’s hard to beat the unique property being sold by the State …Read More: USA: Want to Buy a Lighthouse Island in Maine?

Island Market

Europe: Austerity Auction for Lighthouse Islands in Italy

The Italian government has announced that 15 lighthouses around Sardinia – some on their own small islands – will be up for tender to raise funds to pay off the country’s looming public debt.

(La Maddalena Islands, near Sardinia)

Rumours have persisted since the start of the European debt crisis …Read More: Europe: Austerity Auction for Lighthouse Islands in Italy

Breaking Island News

Canada: Celine Dion Lists Private Island Home for $29.65M

The French-Canadian chanteuse and her husband have decided to sell their luxurious home on a small private island just south of Montreal, including all of the stylish artwork and furnishings. 

(Image Courtesy of Joseph Montanaro)

A stunning French-Normandy chateau on a Québécois private island has just come on the market …Read More: Canada: Celine Dion Lists Private Island Home for $29.65M

Island Market

Europe: Irish Island on the Auction Block May 23rd

An emerald isle near the quaint town of Kinsale is set to be sold via tender later this month, but as with many undeveloped islands in Europe, there is a catch.

(Island Image from www.corkcamera.com)

A small 18-acre island in County Cork is scheduled for a tender on May 23rd, …Read More: Europe: Irish Island on the Auction Block May 23rd

Island Market

Canada: Government Selling Iconic Lighthouse Islands

A number of Eastern Canada’s most famous island lighthouses are being offered for sale by the government, but alas, only conservancies will be eligible to bid.

(Spectacle Island Lighthouse, Mouton Bay)

Nova Scotia is renowned for its scenic coastal beauty – vast expanses of forest, intricate bays and inlets, and …Read More: Canada: Government Selling Iconic Lighthouse Islands

Island Market

USA: South Carolina Island Hits Auction Block on March 15th

As part of a large family estate, a very unique private island in Beaufort, SC will be auctioned off to the highest bidder next month.

(Image Courtesy of the National Auction Group)

Yet another island auction has appeared in the news recently, and at a sprawling 220 acres, Cane Island …Read More: USA: South Carolina Island Hits Auction Block on March 15th

Island Market

UK: An Interview with the Lord and Lady of Towan Island

Most people with a private isle to call their own can’t help but feel like ‘lord of the manor,’ but in the case of the owners of tiny Towan Island, it’s not just a metaphor.

(Towan Island Image Courtesy of VPI)

The Telegraph UK newspaper has published a fascinating interview …Read More: UK: An Interview with the Lord and Lady of Towan Island

Island Issues

Asia: Borneo Moves to Restrict Private Island Sales

(Mengalum Island Image from wikisabah.com)

Concerned citizens groups in Malaysia’s popular resort area of Sabah are pushing the government to prevent the sale of certain private island lands to foreign investors.

(Mengalum Island Image from wikisabah.com)

Sabah, a spectacular resort district in Malaysia’s northern portion of Borneo, is a place of dramatic extremes. The high …Read More: Asia: Borneo Moves to Restrict Private Island Sales