How to float a house through the Ballard Locks

Our project English Country Estate commenced on Monday by removing the existing house and floating it up to the San Juans via barge. That’s roughly a 100 nautical miles or so from where it started.
The process went smoothly, and everyone had a really fun time watching the feat of engineering take place.

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They began by hoisting the house over 8 feet up onto the apparatus that would move it down the hill onto the barge
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Left side of the house
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The home moving through two trees on the property. Quiet the snug fit!
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The right side of the house.
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Down the hill, onto the barge, and out to Sea!
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Seeing a house move through the locks is awe-inspiring.
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Big House – Little Tug Boat.

To see what is replacing this house, and for project update please visit our the project on our website English Country Estate .

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