Fiction L
A Fake Internet Presence,
since 1994

   PalmOS Tools  

880 Ton Crane

Ok, so I've lived in the bay area now for almost 5 years, and in San Francisco itself for over 3... and I've always wondered about this really large red platform like object sitting in the bay at Hunter's Point near Candlestick/3-COM park. I was finally able to figure out what it was by asking on tuna (sorta silicon valley/west coast UIUC ECE/CS alumni group...) and got an answer... its not a platform, its a crane, an 880 ton crane to be precise, part of the Hunters Point Shipyard, and apparently the largest crane this side of the Mississippi. Apparently, there are some slight EPA problems at the former Hunters Point Naval Shipyard. Yeach. A picture of the yard (converted from a MIL PDF). Ah, here are a bunch of old photos of the shipyard [1] & [2] including this one that might be the crane, and this one that might be the crane being built. The first one seems to have a picture of some state/federal like building super-imposed, probably for size perspective...

RSS Feed
Click for San Francisco, California Forecast

·About Brandon

Friends & Rants
·Clong Way From Home
·Unsolicited Dave
·Jason Lindquist
·Ben Gross
·Alan Braverman

·Sluggy Freelance
·Questionable Content
·Least I Could Do
·Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

Copyright (C) 2020 Brandon Long. All Rights Reserved. / Terms of Service

The "I work for a big public company" disclaimer:
The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.
I am not now, nor have I ever been employed to speak for anyone.
Well, except my own company, but that's gone now.