The Largest Crane in the World.
A crane that lifts a vessel out of the water and swings it into any position desired, is the subject of the accompanying illustration. It is beyond question the largest crane in the world, and is located in England in the town of Blackwell. It is a floating structure, is mainly of steel, and is 270 feet long. It lifts 1000 tons at the rate of one foot a minute, and does it noiselessly.