Project: Lieb House Relocation, Barge and Tug Charter
Location: Atlantic Ocean, New York Harbor, East River and the Long Island Sound
Duration: 10 days
The Lieb House, a beach cottage built in Long Beach Island on the Jersey Shore in 1969 and designed by one of the nation’s most prominent architects, Robert Venturi, was scheduled to be torn down. Instead, fans of the architect purchased the house and decided to move the home from New Jersey to Glen Cove on the North Shore of Long Island.
Northstar Marine was contracted to transport the house from Barnegat, NJ, to Glen Cove, NY via several waterways. A hydraulic trailer was used to load the house onto Northstar 4, a 140-foot barge. Then, the Tug Northstar pulled the barge across the Atlantic Ocean, New York Harbor, East River and the Long Island Sound to the port at Glen Cove. There the home was offloaded to shore up a 100 foot ramp system over an inclining rock foundation and transported to the new homeowners property.[nggallery id=16]