Friday, October 05, 2007
Lighthouse on the move
launchImagine if you'd sought after a prized home by the seashore, only to find that the coastline around it was eroding. Some homeowners in Nantucket, Massachusetts, are faced with the reality that they may have to move their home, destroy it or see it go into the water due to the possibility of the inevitable future major storm. I-Reporter Christine Black isn't in such a situation, but she knows it's happening to others who live by the beach.

She documented the complicated process of moving an otherwise potentially doomed lighthouse to a safer spot, at least for now. The Sankaty Head Lighthouse is in danger of becoming one of the shrinking shoreline's next victims, but the structure was being painstakingly pulled away from the water on Monday, October 1, when she captured photos of it. The process was slow, and still reportedly in progress days later. The lighthouse could move just a few feet per day on tracks. Black also sent in photos showing the water just feet from homes, and houses fenced off and flagged. For those of us living on more stable ground, living like this is almost a foreign existence, but I-Reporters give us a front-seat view.

Check out the latest rundown of the Week in I-Report to see other stories from this week. Do you have something to share? Post a comment below or take a moment and send an I-Report of your own.
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