Ten ton crane - Cairns - QLD - Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11
S 16° 55.550 E 145° 46.815
55K E 370107 N 8128246
Quick Description: 10 ton crane at the Cairns harbour.
Location: Queensland, Australia
Date Posted: 11/23/2019 10:57:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM11NZE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
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Long Description:
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First installed in 1908, this last remaining hand operated ten ton crane was purchased with one other for 751 Pounds to lift a variety of imported and exported cargoes to and from horse drawn vehicles and railway cars.
Heavy three wheel klondike trolleys were used to ferry cargo to the ships side. These cargoes included marsupial skins, hides, bananas, coffee, tobacco, beer barrels, mangrove bark, ore and many general cargoes.
One of the last known cargoes lifted by this crane were sugar crushing rollers destined for the Mossman Mill in the mid 1960s.
Age/Event Date: 1908

Type of Historic Marker: Monument

Type of Historic Marker if other: Not listed

Related Website: Not listed

Historic Resources.: Not listed

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