Offbeat: Light House

June 28, 2006--Posted at 12:00 p.m. CST

MARKED TREE, AR--Driving the back roads of northeast Arkansas, the last thing you'd expect to see is a light house, but that's exactly what you'll find cruising highway 308, north of Marked Tree.

77 year old Wayne Gipson took a discarded cyclone dust bin from the Lepanto gin and decided it looked like a light house.  It only took two weeks for him to use his imagination and creation skills to turn the bin into a working light house.  The light house stands 14 feet tall along Gipson's driveway and weighs about 400 pounds.

Gipson says he's thinking about building another ligh house for the other side of the drive.