U.S. Coast Guard officials reported a delay on Wednesday of a wayward houseboat being transported to Herman and Helen's Marina in Stockton.
The barge, converted into a three-story houseboat, was scheduled to be towed during high tide Wednesday between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., according to marina manager Chuck Spurlock. It was expected to take two hours from that time for a tugboat to tow the houseboat to the marina, Spurlock said.
The barge was stuck on the shores of Webb Tract near the mouth of the San Joaquin and Mokelumne rivers on Sunday, according to U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman Laura Williams. It was originally scheduled to arrive at the Stockton marina sometime Tuesday night, but it has been postponed until today, Williams said Tuesday afternoon.
The houseboat was headed from Sacramento to Herman and Helen's Marina at the western edge of Eight Mile Road, when it became stuck on Sunday morning, Williams said. The marina was considering purchasing the barge.
Spurlock said he will inspect the barge for damage and see if it is still worth buying.
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