Richmond in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
"It was a real workhorse." -- Jim Cannon, Marketing Director, Levin-Richmond Terminal Corp
Two to four whirley cranes could work in unison to hoist even larger loads. Moving on rails placed thirty-two feet apart that ran parallel to shipways and basins, whirley cranes helped speed the production of ships.
Today, this 114-ton crane serves as a reminder of the industrial might required for home front war production.
Boom Length -- 110 feet
Weight -- 229,000 lbs.
Lifting Capacity -- 166,000 lbs.
Original Cost -- $32,000
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior.
Location. 37° 54.305′ N, 122° 21.912′ W. Marker is in Richmond, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker can be reached from Canal Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is on the dock next to the S.S. Red Oak Victory. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1298 Canal Boulevard, Richmond CA 94804, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. "I was truly there and did my part to the end." -- Addie Mae Cance, former shipyard worker (a few steps from this marker); "Victory ships were a bigger, complicated ship." (a few steps from this marker); Dynamic Wartime Port (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Ford Assembly Building (approx. half a mile away); The Home Front Legacy (approx. half a mile away); War Boomtown (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wartime Changes (approx. 0.6 miles away); Clay, Kilns & Brick (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 24, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 24, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.