posted by on April 25, 2012
In early February the activity in the Portof Port Townsend picked up as Monroe House Movers prepared to move the 400,000 pound floating home built by Little & Little Construction. On February 7th the home made it across the Larry Scott Trail, but the process was delayed overnight so the launch could be timed with an outgoing low tide. A crowed of nearly 100 people of all ages returned the following evening to watch Monroe House Movers use a crane truck and small tractors to winch and pull the home onto the tidal flats.
At 5 AM on February 9th, Captain John Nesset, piloting the R/V Cascade, pulled while Captain Randy Charrier in the tug Ed Nelson pushed the floating home to its temporary dock at Point Hudson Marina. At the new location Little & Little, finished some interior detail work and the interior of the home was painted. Once all of the work was done it was a waiting game to get favorable weather for the trip to Lake Union.
At 5:30 AM on March 18th, the home left Point Hudson pulled by the R/V Cascade and guided by Ed Nelson, and began a fourteen hour journey to Lake Union. A small crowd gathered to watch the home pass through the Ballard Locks.
Once the home arrived at its floating neighborhood on Lake Union, Aqua Dive Services took on the puzzle-like operation of moving the homes around to place the new floating home at its slip by the dock. All of the other homes then had to be returned to their locations. To get a sense of all of the work watch this time-lapse video.
Little & Little Construction has been involved with this floating home for ten months and it is delight to know that the family that owns it is now living in it. As with all of our projects, we worked with some tremendous partners. Moving a floating home was new to us, though, and we were in good hands every inch of the way on land and on sea.Comments0