Re-located from Aotea wharf, this has been preserved as a reminder of bye-gone era. Erected in 1998, it had to be hastily dismantled in 2002 when a vessel collided with one of the supporting legs. Originally set at 90 Deg to the dock-side, the local winds broke it free of the 'slewing locks' and set it at the angle it is today. (Easier to work with nature than against it).
Thanks for the "rope workers' reminder" - I was aware of it from the friend who told me about the wrapping process. What's sad about the Wellington Harbour Board hydraulic power network is that no Armstrong Pattern hydraulic crane has been preserved (your photo of the slewing crane 3630833 reminded me) If you get the opportunity, how about doing some pictures of what is left at GREYMOUTH where there is an hydraulic capstan and at least the base of an hydraulic crane still in place on the wharf?
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Photo taken in Wellington, New Zealand
Misplaced? Suggest new location