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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Moving Day

For 76 years this 4,400 sq. ft. log house was a fixture on the beautiful shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene's Casco Bay. Built from larch and Douglas fir in 1932, for over three decades it belonged to Coeur d'Alene businessman Duane Hagadone. Now the home has been sold to Kootenai County Sheriff Rocky Watson to make room for Hagadone to construct a new 22,000 sq. ft. home on the Casco Bay site. Watson is having the log house barged to his Cougar Bay lakefront property this week. The photo above shows the house as it was last summer, and below in two pieces atop barges in Cougar Bay. To give some perspective to the scale of moving a home this size on water, the larger section shown in the second photo weighs about 85 tons and the last photo shows the smaller 45-ton section. As soon as the lake levels rise the sections will be hoisted up out of the lake onto a new foundation where it will be reassembled. The Watsons plan to have the home listed on the historic register.

1 comment:

MarmiteToasty said...

You chop a house in half and you move it? well I never lol..... how the hell do you get it onto the moving boat?.... goodness..