Focus Friday - Historical Harbour Cranes

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Focus Friday - Historical Harbour Cranes

Friday, May 13 2011 by kjfitz
In the High Middle Ages, harbour cranes were introduced to load and unload ships and assist with their construction – some were built into stone towers for extra strength and stability. The earliest cranes were constructed from wood, but cast iron and steel took over with the coming of the Industrial Revolution.

Here is a list of historic cranes starting with the oldest: