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I first saw this type of derrick boat and heard it referred to as a derrick boat on the Erie Canal, and did a post about it here.

I haven’t been able to find much out about these boats, but enjoy.  Here’s USACE Derrick boat No. 13,


two views of USACE Derrick boat Erie,


USACE derrick boat McCauley,


a newer looking USACE Derrick boat 8,


And finally, the 500+ ton capacity floating crane Henry M. Shreve.



Many thanks to Barrel for these photos.

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