Station Pier is a bustling operational cruise line terminal and naval docking point, making it difficult to accommodate a heritage crane. Consequently, the reinstalled crane has been located on the West Finger Pier, which is attached to the main pier at the shoreline. It has been carefully rebuilt using conserved parts from both originals, and now helps tell the story of the importance of Station Pier to the city and its links to the rest of the world.
The Stothert & Pitt cranes once took care of cargo loading and unloading on the main pier, moving up and down its length on rail tracks. Eleven cranes in all operated on Station Pier in the post World war II period.
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