PHOTOS: Small crowd gathers to watch 231-tonne stacker-reclaimer loaded onto barge

A small crowd gathered to watch as one of Western Canada’s largest crane loaded a 231-tonne stacker reclaimer at Point Hope shipyard on Monday. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
A small crowd gathered to watch as one of Western Canada’s largest crane loaded a 231-tonne stacker reclaimer at Point Hope shipyard on Monday. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
A small crowd gathered to watch as one of Western Canada’s largest crane loaded a 231-tonne stacker reclaimer at Point Hope shipyard on Monday. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
A small crowd gathered to watch as one of Western Canada’s largest crane loaded a 231-tonne stacker reclaimer at Point Hope shipyard on Monday. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
A small crowd gathered to watch as one of Western Canada’s largest crane loaded a 231-tonne stacker reclaimer at Point Hope shipyard on Monday. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
A small crowd gathered to watch as one of Western Canada’s largest crane loaded a 231-tonne stacker reclaimer at Point Hope shipyard on Monday. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

A small crowd gathered to watch as one of Western Canada’s largest crane loaded a 231-tonne stacker-reclaimer at Point Hope shipyard on Monday.

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The Dynamic Beast crane barge, armed with a 400-foot boom that helped build the Johnson Street Bridge, returned to Victoria to transport the stacker-reclaimer, a massive piece of machinery used to move bulk material such as coal, from a stockpile to another location. The stacker-reclaimer was built over the past 18 months by Sidney-based United Engineering.

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The stacker-reclaimer was assembled at Point Hope Maritime Ltd. and will be transported to North Vancouver.


 

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