Harbour cranes come down
Wednesday 16th January 2013, 2:59PM GMT.
AN ICONIC feature of St Peter Port Harbour for the past 40 years was demolished yesterday.
Built in 1971, the Henderson Derrick 32-ton lift crane was taken down as part of the £13.75m. refurbishment of the freight-handling facilities.
The seven-ton Portal crane was also dismantled on Monday.
While the bulk of the equipment will be scrap, Harbour master Captain Peter Gill hoped the nameplates would have a value. ‘There are four nameplates and we will see if the museum wants to keep one,’ he said.
‘As pieces of metal I don’t think they’re worth much at all. One option is to sell them on e-Bay as these days there is an increasing interest in industrial memorabilia.’
- Click here to view a gallery of photos of the work in progress.
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