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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) - A historic beach cottage is being saved from demolition – but first, a barge is going to move it to its new location.
The Palmgren-O’Quinn house, built in 1946, will be transported from its current location on South Channel Drive to the Wrightsville Beach historic square on West Salisbury Street.
There, it will become a coastal education center and regional office for the North Carolina Coastal Federation.
The move will happen on Wednesday, June 19, between 4 and 5 p.m.
According to the Coastal Federation, the narrow streets and mature trees on Harbor Island are forcing the move to take place using a barge around Harbor Island. It will take approximately an hour to move the house.
The route it will be taken on will go from Banks and Motts Channels, up the Intracoastal Waterway, through the Heidi Trask drawbridge and into Lee’s Cut.
From the barge, it will be driven across West Salisbury Street to its new home.
The home was donated to the Coastal Federation, which works to protect and restore the state’s coastal waterways and natural resources.
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