Spectators cheer as crew strains to move floating home into Port Townsend Bay

by Tim Flanagan on February 12, 2012

Jeff Chew has the story in the Peninsula Daily News:

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[Jeff Monroe, order
left, owner of Monroe House Moving of Carlsborg, orchestrates the move of a 400,000-pound floating home Tuesday night at the Port of Port Townsend boat yard. The home, which was moved about 20 feet toward a launch in Port Townsend Bay, was built by Port Townsend’s Little & Little Construction at the yard and will be towed to Lake Union as soon as weather allows. — Photo by Jeff Chew/Peninsula Daily News]

PORT TOWNSEND — The launch of a two-story floating home, the first built by Port Townsend’s Little & Little Construction, became a major spectator event Tuesday night as the crew of Monroe House Moving struggled to get the 400,000-pound structure more than 20 feet toward the shore of Port Townsend Bay at low tide.

Work to wench and push the building, destined for Lake Union in Seattle, into the bay using a heavy-duty crane truck and small tractors was suspended at about 8 p.m. Tuesday until later Wednesday afternoon so the structure’s launch could be timed with the outgoing tide.

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