By Walt Hickey Welcome back! Lighthouse The Hooper Island Lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay, originally listed for $15,000, has sold for $192,000. The rusty structure can’t be used as a home or rental property; it’s in a place the Navy calls a “danger area,” and has no dock. There is no water, sewer, electricity or gas, it’s full of asbestos and benzene, and the previous owner — the U.S. Lighthouse Society, an organization full of people who like lighthouses — has been looking to get the “sparkplug” off the books since 2017. Expanding more on that danger area, the lighthouse is in a test range where the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division releases nonexplosive ordnance from aircraft, so, fun neighborhood.