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A historic home is moved - by truck and boat - about 100 miles to Vancouver Island.

Who says summer vacations are only for people? This home took a lovely little jaunt this week, after a local family saved it from demolition. The Vancouver house was lifted off its foundations and transported by truck to the Fraser River. It continued on via sea barge, finishing up near Comox on Vancouver island. Photos of the journey by Reuters photographer Ben Nelms.

Local residents watch as house is moved along a street in Vancouver.
A tug boat crew waits to tow a sea barge with three homes out of the Fraser River across the Strait of Georgia in Richmond, British Columbia.



A yoga class takes a break to watch as a sea barge with three homes is tugged out of the Fraser River across the Strait of Georgia in Richmond, British Columbia.
A sea barge with three homes is tugged out into the Pacific Ocean waters of the Strait of Georgia near Richmond.

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