Thanks to YOU, Crane Preservation is Complete

Built in 1942 and dubbed a “whirley crane” for its ability to turn 360 degrees, this Clyde Model 17 DE 90 crane was instrumental in Bethlehem Steel’s prolific World War II shipbuilding effort.

Thanks to the generosity of so many community members, more than $700,000 was raised to restore and repaint this inspiring symbol of Baltimore’s proud industrial heritage and its promising future. Click here to see a full list of donors.

We cut the ribbon on South Baltimore’s newest landmark on October 12, 2019. Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate this important milestone with us, including Senator Ben Cardin, Mayor Jack Young, State Senator Bill Ferguson, City Councilman Eric Costello, campaign donors, and members of our community.

Crane installation at the BMI 1991

Crane during restoration 2019

Restored Crane 2020

Next phase installation of LED lighting

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