Riverside in Baltimore, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Bethlehem Steel Shipyard Crane
Weight 110 tons
Height 60 feet
Lift of Boom 90 feet
Lift Capacity 15 tons
Built by Clyde Iron Works, 1942
Model Whirley 17 DE 90
The former Key Highway Shipyard is now home to the Harborview Residential Community. This crane was donated to the Baltimore Musuem of Industry
[Side of marker:]
The "whirley" crane located at the exit of the Baltimore Museum of Industry was once located at Pier 3 of the Bethlehem Steel Key Highway Shipyard. It was referred to as a "whirley" crane because the turret could rotate 360 degrees.
Erected by The Baltimore Museum of Industry. (Marker Number 1.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 39° 16.448′ N, 76° 36.052′ W. Marker is in Riverside in Baltimore, Maryland. Marker can be reached from Key Highway east of Boyle Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore MD 21230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hull of the Gov. R.M. McLane (here, next to this marker); Knabe Piano Factory Cupola (here, next to this marker); Steam Tug Baltimore (here, next to this marker); Working Point by David Hess (a few steps from this marker); Platt and Company Oyster Packers (a few steps from this marker); a different marker Platt and Company Oyster Packers (within shouting distance of this marker); Raymond R. Allen Court (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Look-Out (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Riverside.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 16, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.