UCR Hoists Historic Skipjack


United Crane and Rigging (UCR) recently hoisted the skipjack Martha Lewis into the Chesapeake Bay. Originally launched in 1955 as one of “Three Sisters,” a trio built by Bronza Parks in Wingate, Md., the traditional Chesapeake Bay Skipjack is used for oyster dredging. After the vessel was completely renovated, UCR returned her to the Chesapeake.

The boat, hoisted by UCR’s 170-ton capacity Terex AC140 all-terrain crane, is still licensed to dredge for oysters. Mainly used to promote and preserve historic Chesapeake Bay watercraft, she is owned by the Chesapeake Bay Heritage Conservancy, and her home port is Havre de Grace, Md.

Part of the M-L Holdings Co. Crane Group, UCR has served the Baltimore area for more than 40 years, providing clients with operated and bare crane equipment rental.

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