Sankaty Head Lighthouse Ready to Roll
Rob Benchley is the official photographer for the move of the Blazing Star Lighthouse.
Rob has prepared a excellent online photo slideshow to chronicle this rare historic event!
Currently, Rob’s slideshow has documented the preparation work for the move and a daily update of the move will be posted at the Sconset Trust Home Page, www.sconsettrust.org.
For example, the “Under the Lighthouse” Slideshow by photo-journalist Rob Benchley is incredible! Navigate through the screens to the September 20 date.
Sankaty Head Light was turned off today for the move scheduled to start on Monday, October 1, 2007. The Lighthouse has been excavated and lifted 3-feet above its foundation and is ready for relocation. A Hydraulic horizontal jacking system will push Sankaty Head Lighthouse 62-inches every 10 minutes! A previous post called “Lighthouse Locomotion” explored the events leading to final decision to relocate the Lighthouse 390-feet inland.
Links to the news coverage of the move by The Nantucket Independent will be posted here:
She Moves!, Oct 3, 2007
Moving a Monolith: Sankaty Lighthouse, Sep 28, 2007
Moving Sankaty, Sep 26, 2007
“Lift-off” for Sankaty, Sep 19, 2007
Sankaty sprouts lifting beams, Sep 12, 2007
Lighthouse Locomotion, Sep 06, 2007
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