Since our first lighthouse move in 1994, Expert House Movers Inc. has built a reputation for being the absolute sole authority when it comes to saving our nations priceless nautical landmarks. We have relocated every masonry lighthouse to date in the United States, having saved six of these magnificent structures from falling victim to coastal erosion. If you have a lighthouse in need of moving domestic or abroad, Contact Us.
1994 Southeast Lighthouse Move in Block Island, RI
The first ever masonry lighthouse relocation attempted in the United States was contracted with Expert House Movers Inc. and International Chimney Corp(ICC). The 3,500 ton structure located in New England on Block Island Rhode Island was moved back from the eroding Mohegan Bluffs 150′. This would be the first of many successful big jobs completed by the Expert House Movers Inc., International Chimney Corp team.
1996 Highland Lighthouse Move in North Turo, MA
The 430 ton Highland Lighthouse was moved 453′ back from the cliff in July of 1996 by Expert House Movers Inc. and ICC. As soon as this project was complete, the team moved their equipment to Eastham, MA also on Cape Cod to start the relocation of another lighthouse in October of the same year.
1996 Nauset Lighthouse Move in Eastham, MA
In October after relocating the Highland Lighthouse, the team moved less then 30 miles south on Cape Cod to start work on saving the Nauset Lighthouse in Eastham, MA. With only 36′ between the lighthouse and the edge of the cliff, Expert House Movers Inc. and ICC relocated the structure across the street 300′ away.
1999 Cape Hatteras Lighthouse move in Buxton, NC
Arguably the most recognizable lighthouse in the world, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at 210′ tall and weighing in at over 5,000 tons was in danger of falling victim to the waves of the Atlantic Ocean. Expert House Movers Inc. along with longtime partners ICC were contracted by the National Park Service to move the landmark over a half mile back from the ocean. This project won the team the “OPAL” award, the highest honor given for civil engineering excellence and was called the “Move of the Century”.
2007 Sankaty Head Lighthouse move in Nantucket, MA
Expert House Movers Inc. relocated the 500 ton Sankaty Head Lighthouse 410′ back from the cliff in Nantucket, MA.
2015 Gay Head Lighthouse move in Martha’s Vineyard, MA
Expert House Movers Inc. and ICC moved the 400 ton Gay Head Lighthouse 129′ on the West Coast of Martha’s Vineyard, MA from the eroding cliffs.