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Only two check out rooms at Lighthouse Inn auction

At 11 a.m. Friday the doors to the historic Lighthouse Inn in New London opened only to two potential investors who had brought a check for 25 percent of the minimum auction price — more than $30,000.

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City of New London Building Inspector Jamie Salmon, right, gives a tour of the bar at the Lighthouse Inn to James Noonan, right, Friday, October 18, 2013. Noonan declined to bid in an auction of the contents, furnishings and equipment, inside the city-owned property.

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An old sign hangs on the wall of the basement stairwell inside the city-owned Lighthouse Inn Friday, October 18, 2013. There were no bids in an auction of the contents, furnishings and equipment of the city-owned property.

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State Marshall Joe Heap, right, and New London tax collector Maureen Farrell, stand under the entrance overhand as no bids are placed in an auction of the contents, furnishings and equipment, inside the city-owned Lighthouse Inn Friday, October 18, 2013.

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James Noonan looks around the dining rooms of the Lighthouse Inn as he gets a tour from City of New London Building Inspector Jamie Salmon, not pictured, Friday, October 18, 2013. Noonan declined to bid in an auction of the contents, furnishings and equipment, inside the city-owned property.

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Signage and art rests against a basement wall inside the Lighthouse Inn Friday, October 18, 2013. There were no bids in an auction of the contents, furnishings and equipment of the city-owned property.

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Sean D. Elliot/The Day | Buy Photo

City of New London Building Inspector Jamie Salmon, left, gives a tour of a guest room on the second floor of the Lighthouse Inn to James Noonan, right, Friday, October 18, 2013. Noonan declined to bid in an auction of the contents, furnishings and equipment, inside the city-owned property.