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June 6, 2014 at 6:06 am #23642
Odd. I have tried e-mailing and calling the guy for years with no response.June 1, 2014 at 6:20 am #23626
An update from January, from the owner of Diamond Shoals Light Tower on his Facebook page:
“Sorry…been busy for a while…new job….etc. The next trip out to DSLS is planned for May. Looks like it will be a helicopter/boat trip. I have 2 sets of ladders I will bring out and put into place. That should eliminate the “sight seeing” boats rides…..if any of you know of any welders (not afraid of heights), that want to hang in the ocean for a long weekend…send them my way!”
It is now June, with no updates whatsoever. Oh well.May 31, 2014 at 5:25 pm #23620
It looks like the “Where is Orlova” folks have all but given up. I guess we won’t be seasteading on a derelict ocean liner, then.May 30, 2014 at 8:44 am #23600May 27, 2014 at 6:37 am #23578
“It will be like living in a tree house on the ocean. That’s sea scouting not seasteading”. Have you looked at The Seasteading Institute logo, lately?May 23, 2014 at 9:15 am #23562
Bidding opened at $15,000. He bid 17,200. I tried to bid at the last moment but they would not accept electronic payments.May 22, 2014 at 11:05 am #23558
I e-mailed Dave Schneider, offering half of what I offered last year, should he wish to sell. Can’t say I didn’t try.May 21, 2014 at 5:01 pm #23552
How about an unused offshore platform, then?
http://www.networkintl.com/lotdetail.aspx?lot_id=124326May 16, 2014 at 6:48 pm #23534
One wonders if his “new job” means he is no longer self-employed? His website, http://zapwatertechnology.com , has apparently not been updated since 2012. I wonder if he’d take $5K or $10K for the tower, now.May 15, 2014 at 7:32 pm #23531
Zapp Water dude’s last FB update was in January: “Sorry…been busy for a while…new job….etc. The next trip out to DSLS is planned for May. Looks like it will be a helicopter/boat trip. I have 2 sets of ladders I will bring out and put into place. That should eliminate the “sight seeing” boats rides…..if any of you know of any welders (not afraid of heights), that want to hang in the ocean for a long weekend…send them my way!”July 4, 2013 at 12:32 pm #22119
Shall we make this a regular feature then? Seastead Tuesdays, then? Everyone drop by between 8pm – 11pm Eastern and we’ll discuss all matters pertaining to seasteading.
Mind you, a couple of us lurk in that channel 24/7 so feel free to drop by anytime!September 22, 2012 at 9:30 am #21067
Sorry I missed you there, Bisley. I was called away by dishes, laundry, and trash.
Would there be a preferred time of day, for participants to attend the chat? 7pm (Eastern)?August 31, 2012 at 4:54 pm #21009
The auction closed today, with a winning bid of $17,200, to these folks: http://zapwatertechnology.comAugust 30, 2012 at 2:03 pm #21002
Whoah! an ex-Navy barge that was on eBay years ago is still for sale… 261′ long for $750,000: http://www.scrutonmarine.com/B2107.htm Now, how to lift something 1,000 tons up on spars….
Or for a more reasonable $239,000 there is this 110′ barge on eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/110-x-34-NAVY-BARGE-SOLID-STEEL-US-Built-US-OWNED-9-000-sq-ft-Enclosed-/230841786636?pt=Other_Boats&hash=item35bf3e210c#ht_1052wt_1182August 29, 2012 at 3:49 pm #21001
After viewing additional photos of the structure, coupled with ambiguous wording in the inspection document that seems to state repairs must be completed within 2 years, methinks I will let this one Rust In Peace. https://extportal.pbs.gsa.gov/RedinetDocs/uploadedFiles/marketing/inspection.pdf (PDF, 100+ pages with photos)
“The National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000… provides a mechanism for the conveyance of Federally-owned historic light stations to qualified new stewards. The NHLPA gives priority to public bodies and non-profit corporations to acquire a historic light station at no-cost… If no steward is identified through this process, the NHLPA authorizes the General Services Administration (GSA) to conduct a public sale…” Since they could not even give this one away, it leads me to believe Diamond Shoals Light Station is unsalvageable.
In essence I would be bidding on $15,000 worth of scrap metal that would have to be removed, cleaned, and replaced. Also, the bid did not include the land beneath the tower. Is it worth $15,000 to buy the right to rebuild a dilapidated structure, without any rights to the land beneath it? Maybe. Possibly. The diving would be superb. The night sky would be unmatched. But having to restore what looks like a John Carpenter movie set would be daunting at best.
Now, if the land beneath/near the tower was included, I would establish a memorial reef made of concrete structures mixed with cremated remains, ala The Neptune Society. “The Graveyard of the Atlantic”. The light station could be used for solar panels to power a neighborhood of undersea homes like the H2OME.
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