December 22, 2013, Left Coast Lifter sailed out of San Francisco, towed by two Foss Tugboats, passing through the Panama Canal and arrived in NY Harbor this cold January 30. She was brought to NY to work on the new Tappan Zee Bridge, and is currently berthed at Weeks Marine in New Jersey until the bridge project is ready for her.

This huge crane is almost 400 feet long with twin 328 foot booms and is capable of lifting 1,900 tons. LCL was towed by the Lauren Foss, assisted by Iver Foss on her long journey east. (Click images to enlarge.)

Left Coast Lifter and Elizabeth Weeks. Photo: ©John Skelson

Left Coast passing South Coast. Photo: ©John Skelson

LCL at the WTC. Photo: ©John Skelson

Lead tug Lauren Foss. Photo: ©John Skelson

Passing the Statue, tugs Elizabeth Weeks and Iver Foss assisting. Photo: ©John Skelson

Jersey City Goldman Sachs Bldg. Photo: ©John Skelson

Everyone wants to give her a proper NY Name, why not “Hudson River Hoister”. Photo: ©John Skelson

Also this week…

Joyce D Brown navigating through East River Ice. Photo: ©John Skelson

Ellen S Bouchard entering the KVK. Photo: ©John Skelson

Ro-Ro Tosca headed for Port Newark with a load of new cars. Photo: ©John Skelson

Hoping for warmer days… Until next week, John Skelson

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All photos by John Skelson for the Working Harbor Committee