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Crane dock open but capacity diminished

 


Petersburg’s improved crane dock is open again for business, but the improved facility will be running at diminished crane capacity through the winter after new safety regulations rendered the smaller lifter uncertifiable.

“This is a common thing that happens in the industry,” Harbormaster Glo Wollen said. “Standards change, and she’s been working for us since the ‘90s, so it might be time to change her out. You just have to weigh the costs of revamping a 30 year old crane versus buying brand new. Crane one can work for everything, but the problem is there are times when we have...



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