Manitowoc Crane in Motion

I’ll never tire of watching the cranes unload materials from the freighters at Granite State Minerals’ Market Street terminal.  Sunset adds another element to the process, contributing a rich glow to the crane structure and the sand as it falls out of the crane’s claw.


The bucket of the crane is empty.  It’s been unloading sand from the freighter Hera for days now….replenishing the nearly depleted supply on the Market Street terminal. I loved being out at night and watching how the lights on the massive cranes illuminate the scene…yet only enough to shed some light where it was needed to unload. I actually saw each of the four bays on the freighter being unloaded at various points throughout the week…with the sand/salt mountain looking pretty ominous all over again.