Followup: South Park cottage off the riverbank, onto a barge

9:49 AM: Over the weekend, we reported on a South Park cottage being moved off a little slice of Duwamish River shoreline to make way for a pocket park, pointing out that you might notice the 95-year-old house floating past West Seattle shores (on the river or the bay) as it’s taken to a new site in the San Juans. Crews from Nickel Bros. started work early this morning and already have the cottage on a barge, as our photo shows. We don’t yet know the timetable from here, but if you see it pass, now you know!

9:54 AM UPDATE: And literally two minutes after we published the first take of this story, the barge and house passed Duwamish Waterway Park, where we had been working in hopes of catching it as it goes by:

4 Replies to "Followup: South Park cottage off the riverbank, onto a barge"

  • rcl April 21, 2014 (12:37 pm)

    I always wanted to live on a Barge :)

  • AmandaKH April 22, 2014 (1:50 pm)

    Is that the oldest street sign in the City or what?!

  • miws April 22, 2014 (4:07 pm)

    I noticed the same thing, Amanda! :-)


    That actually looks like an “old school” King County street sign, (like what used to be along the south side of Roxbury, and elsewhere) and being in South Park must be because of the whole SP being part in City, part in County, thing.



    • WSB April 22, 2014 (4:16 pm)

      Good point, although all the other street signs I’ve seen in S Park look like the standard current city ones. I liked the sign too and so deliberately included it in the view.

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