May 28, 2018
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Searsport to receive state’s largest marine crane

The Associated Press

SEARSPORT, Maine — The Maine Department of Transportation says a marine crane that has a 144 metric ton lift capacity will be the state’s largest such crane when it arrives.

The crane is due to arrive in Searsport on Friday.

A specialty heavy lift transport vessel is expected to arrive with the partially assembled crane located on its weather deck. Transfer of the crane and all its components is expected to begin Saturday morning and be completed by nightfall.

The port of Searsport received $4.2 million in federal funds for the purchase of the crane.

It will be owned by the state of Maine and operated by Sprague Operating Resources, operators of the Mack Point terminal in Searsport.

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