Lighthouse moved in $660,000 Florida project

Florida's Cape San Blas lighthouse on the move. (NBC/WJHG)
Florida's Cape San Blas lighthouse on the move. (NBC/WJHG)

PORT ST. JOE, Fla. (NBC/WJHG) — Florida’s Cape San Blas lighthouse was on the move.

The City of Port Saint Joe teamed up with the state and the federal government to move the lighthouse from the Cape to the city’s downtown area Tuesday.

Along with the lighthouse, crews also moved two keepers’ quarters and the shed.

It was a labor-intensive process as crews traveled ahead of and behind the 900-foot-long convoy to take down power lines along the 12-mile journey.

Officials decided to move the historic lighthouse after years of hurricanes and tropical storms threatened to topple it.

Officials hope to raise the lighthouse next week.

The entire project cost $660,000. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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