Hmmm. There’s something different about Rockport Harbor these days. I can’t quite put my finger on it.
Could it possibly be the massive marine crane that is resting alongside our sleepy and iconic Motif 1?
It has taken me by surprise several days in a row upon coming to the end of Broadway to turn up South Street to head home.
The equipment, for the record, is in town to work on the Rockport Breakwater.
Appling multiple TEN TON Counter Weights to the crane base to be able to lift off the Turbines off the barge scheduled for Monday. Workers indicated that the barge will be offloaded, first from one side and then must go back out to turn around to offload the other side.
When I stopped to snap a shot of the schooner Ardell skeleton today at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, I came across this rusty, old, snow-covered gem. While I was taking photos, a guy hanging around in the yard told me it used to be a school bus used in Essex back in the 50’s (circa ’54 or ’55). They converted it into a crane and still use it around the yard.
North Shore Kid