Lighthouse moved in $660,000 Florida project

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.

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