The Island’s new Coast Guard station, en route from Cuttyhunk, came through Quick’s Hole, from Buzzards Bay at 1 o’clock yesterday, and proceeded across the Sound without mishap.
The scow came through the Menemsha jetties about two and a half hours later, towed by the contractors’ work boat, the Grace and Lucy, and with a smaller boat on the stern to keep her on a straight course, after waiting for the proper phase of the tide. About 150 people watched the operation from the jetties, and the successful passage was applauded by a chorus of whistles and horns from the yachts and other craft.
Though everything apparently went very smoothly on the trip, the story was heard that once or twice the men were taken off the scow because she feared she might roll over.
It is believed that this is the longest house-moving trip made since the Harris house at Chilmark was brought over from Noman’s Land, which took place presumably more than 200 years ago.
The task of removing the building from the scow and moving it to its ultimate location is just routine, according to the contractors, Turner and Breivogel of Falmouth.