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Judge rules Michigan man must surrender antique lighthouse lenses

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A light house lens from Maine worth more than half-a-million dollars is now back in the hands of the U.S. government.

The lens, which came from Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse in South Portland, was purchased by a man in Detroit,

The government sued the buyer, Steve Grownow, saying he had no right to lenses from the Spring Point and another purchased from Detroit.

A judge said the government never gave up ownership, even if the lenses changed hands over the years.

Grownow said this has been a "huge disappointment."

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