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2 naval landing craft on auction block at Great Lakes

For anyone looking to stage a D-Day invasion, run scuba tours in the Caribbean or cruise Lake Michigan with 200 of your closest friends — the U.S. Navy has a boat for you. And maybe a bargain.

Two landing craft — the kind that that can plow through surf into a beach and open a ramp to unleash an amphibious assault — are for sale at Naval Station Great Lakes.

The auction of the LCM-8s, also known as Mike Boats, began Tuesday morning and runs through 4 p.m. Thursday on govliquidation.com — search for “Illinois.” Bids started at $25, but had reached $6,000 and $6,150 by Tuesday afternoon.


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