Totem Pole

This move involved an actual Indian totem pole reaching 20 – 25 ft tall, and was being relocated to a new location onsite. One of the more difficult aspects of this project was the difficulty to determine the center of gravity in order to flip it from being vertical to go horizontal for the move. A custom clamp had to be built to fit around the pole in order to maneuver and move it. Also, a ceremonial act had to be performed by the Indians before it could be moved. It is tribal tradition to have a ceremony to put the totem to sleep before it can be moved. And then again to wake up the sprites of the totem after it has been placed in its new location.

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