SANDWICH – A crane the size of a football field was tugged for 30 hours from New York City to deliver a 30-ton transformer to the power station at the Cape Cod Canal, said Will Beckwith of Weeks Marine of New York, who works on tugboat that brought the crane to the Cape.
“The heavy lifting guys worked with this crane and they know how to move stuff,” said Beckwith. The transformer was lifted onto a heavy lift trailer and brought to the power station, said Beckwith. The crane, 300 feet by 90 feet, has a crew of six with an operator, said Beckwith. That crew had already left the Cape, he said.
He and his team on the boat were just waiting for canal currents to change so he could get back to New York, he said.
Standing nearby, David Almeida of Plymouth, said he was retired from the construction industry. “That’s the biggest crane I’ve ever seen,” he said, “except for by the mines out west.”
— Brian Tarcy