It takes a crane to move a crane

After stops in Cleveland, Windsor and Chicago, the Eemsborg arrived in Duluth on Thursday morning, October 17, 2013, with a crane loaded in Antwerp, Belgium. Of course, the crane came in many pieces, all at the bottom of the cargo holds since Duluth was the last stop discharging cargo. Above, the large base unit of the crane is lowered onto the truck that will leave shortly for Big Stone City in South Dakota. Below are many of the pieces that will form the superstructure of the crane. It will look very similar to the 2 gantry cranes at Lake Superior Warehousing at the Port Terminal that are being used to move this crane from ship to truck. The crane will be used during the construction of a new electrical generating plant in Big Stone City.