March 13 - A combination of a 76m barge and a 60m crane worked to lift a 74-year-old former US Coast Guard boathouse off its pilings this week as conservationists moved it to a place of safety prior to a new permanent location being found for its preserva

The equipment and manpower to raise and move the boathouse was donated by a local businessman who owns an equipment company in gratitude for their rescue of him as a young man. The initial planned lift was delayed for 24 hours because of a burst hydraulic hose on the crane but was successfully completed the following day. Riggers used a cradle of steel H-beams to support the building during transport.