Two-story floathouse moved into Shakes Slough

 

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Jimmy Martinsen lifts the former shop structure from Ocean Beauty’s dock onto floats using the Tamico marine crane.

The former machine shop on Ocean Beauty’s dock was renovated inside and out, placed on floats and towed up the Stikine River to Shakes Slough this weekend.

Partners Josh and Rachel Etcher, Sig and Amber Burrell and Eric Larson are partners on the project that has taken about two years, according to Amber Burrell.

The Western Mariner tug pulled the raft from Petersburg through Dry Straits on the Saturday morning tide. Later, two seine skiffs operated by Troy Thomassen and Jeremy Jensen pushed and pulled the floathouse across the Middle Arm Flats of the river on the Saturday night tide. By...



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