Friday, April 13, 2012

Granville Island 7-ton Crane

This large 7-ton crane from Granville Island's working days in now on display on the northeast end of the island. It was originally built in the 1920s to serve the industries on the island that used the waters of False Creek to transport their goods.

It's no longer operational, but is an impressive display next to the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.

The gray overcast sky finally gave way at the end of the day to small patches of blue. -- Margy

16 comments:

  1. I checked it out myself, the last time I was there.

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  2. Now that's what I call a feature set in the correct place. Love the design.

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  3. I will have to take a look at it when the next time I am in Vancouver.

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  4. It is an impressive display and unusual.

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  5. Wow, what an interesting / artistic display.

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  6. i wonder how they put up that huge machine up there ^_^

    Kim, USA

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  7. Neat crane and great Skywatch photos!

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  8. Beautiful shot, very dramatic result.

    I love cranes of all types, from your 7 ton model to the 250 ton cranes that we use to set equipment at work to the gigantic cranes used offshore.

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  9. Wonderful last shot of the crane against that sky.

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  10. That's an amazing structure, beautiful in its own way xxx

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  11. Beautiful views and a delicious sky.

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  12. Thanks everyone for stopping by and commenting on my Skywatch Friday post.

    Kim - I'm not sure, but maybe they assembled it in place. I guess they would have had to use another portable crane however. Maybe Yogi knows more.

    Margy

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  13. The crane is just on display now ad does not work? The last shot is my favorite, great views of the sky. happy Skywatching!

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