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Postby LeadingLight » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:18 am


The entrance to the Dutch harbors used to go through the big river mouthes, until the channels from the North Sea to Amsterdam and Rotterdam were dug. The heritage of that time is some small lighthouses inland, along the river. One of them is Willemstad. It's the usual story. The building was neglected for a long time untill someone stood up and started a campain for preservation. After years of work this finally lead to co-operation of companies and the municipality and this week the lantern room was removed for big maintenance. A Dutch blog posted photos and a video. The language of the blog is Dutch but the photo's and video speak for themselves. http://buurtlink.nl/4797BT/willemstad+nb/Sinte+Catharinadal/1498061/(filmpje)+Lichthuis+Vuurtoren+er+af
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Postby Kevin vk2ce » Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:47 am


Frans, that mobile tower crane intrigued me. We have mobile cranes here but I have never seen one like the one that lifted the top off the lighthouse. Amazing stuff.
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Postby LeadingLight » Tue Mar 02, 2010 6:31 am


The tower is only 10 metres high so there's no need for a huge crane. This size of mobile crane is quite common here.
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