Hercules - Canada

The St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation's heavy lift crane barge Hercules is seen in this photograph as it was lifting a 500 tonne lock gate from the floating horizontal position to a vertical position. The gate pictured here is an 88 foot gate that would be used at the north end of one of the locks in the event that an existing gate needed to be replaced. This is the crane barge that was used to clear the wreckage that was once bridge 12 in Port Robinson back in 1974. It is the only unit owned by the Seaway capable of lifting the large lock gates that are used at each of the locks along the canal.

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Posted: September 24, 2001       Last Revised: September 24, 2001
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