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On Tuesday, July 15 the Cape San Blas Lighthouse, two keeper’s quarters and the small brick oil shed began their journey from Cape San Blas to the City of Port St. Joe. The 900 foot caravan inched its way along the 12.3 mile route as utility workers took down overhead lines so the historic buildings could pass. Crowds of onlookers cheered as the lighthouse cleared a difficult corner in a light rain. Ducky Johnson House Movers handled this amazing move with precision and teamwork. The 100 foot lighthouse tower weighed about 60 tons and was transported on special equipment. The move began at 8:00 am and arrived at George Core Park, its new home in Port St. Joe at 5:00 pm. The following day the first house was set on piers in its permanent location. The lighthouse will be erected on its base in the coming weeks.

Photos by Lou Kellenberger

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