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Old 06-21-2008, 04:03 PM
 
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Default The President set to move.

I've been contacted by an English firm that is going to videotape the movement of the "President" from Alton to Metropolis for the TV series "Mega Moves". The boat will be towed to Metropolis in early July and then lifted out of the water with floation devices and a gantry system, have wheels placed under it and moved 1500 ft over land to a permanent location on land in late July-early August. I don't have exact dates but will try to get them. They say the boat weighs 2276 tons and will be lifted in one piece.

Does anyone have more details? Sounds like a great photo opportunity if you're interested.

-Jim Herron
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