Hog Island Cranes

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Hog Island Cranes
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Hog Island Cranes is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
Hog Island Cranes
Location Trenton Marine Terminal, Trenton, New Jersey
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Area less than 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1917
Architect McMyler-Interstate Company
NRHP Reference # 80002500
NJRHP # 1772[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 17, 1980
Designated NJRHP February 1, 1980

The Hog Island Cranes in Trenton, New Jersey are two of twenty-eight locomotive steam gantry cranes built in 1917 by the McMyler-Interstate Company of Cleveland, Ohio for the Hog Island, Philadelphia shipyard. They aided in the American war effort in World War One, are representative of an important era of heavy lifting equipment, and played an important role in 20th century waterfront technology. The two cranes now in Trenton were sold as government surplus in 1930 to the city of Trenton for $5000, a fifth of the original cost, and were installed at the Trenton Marine Terminal in 1932.

The cranes had a 15-ton capacity and are mounted on tracks that run 1,700 feet (520 m) along the Delaware River waterfront at Trenton's southern limits. They were overhauled in 1952 and stand approximately 40 feet (12 m) tall. Only the substructure of the cranes is currently in place.[2]

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  1. "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places — Mercer County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection — Historic Preservation Office. January 2, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Kardas, S.; Larrabee, E. "Hog Island Cranes" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>