On October 8th, 2016, a charity Tavern Tug of this historic 150 Ton (300,000 Pounds) tavern was completed by over 200 men, women, and children. With the many decades of expertise of Mel V. and his crew at Badger Contracting, Inc. of Southern Wisconsin (website) in full force, they had already performed the majority of this intense move using his professional moving equipment and Hevi-Haul Skates, which were modified, guided versions of our standard machinery skates. Since the move was local, he called us out and graciously invited us to the job site to witness and record this historic move.
The charitable public from all over Southeastern Wisconsin showed up on this crisp fall day to pull the Tavern the last 2 feet of it’s total 25 foot move to it’s final destination, saving this historic building to be enjoyed by it’s owner’s patrons for many years to come. Good times for a good cause.