By Chris Treadway
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 at 8:44 pm in Richmond.
The large whirley crane hasn’t seen any use since it was installed six years ago near the SS Red Oak Victory as a reminder of the great machines that moved material at the World War II Kaiser shipyards.
Any use by humans, that is.
For the past three springs, the top of the crane has been used as a nesting place by a pair of mating osprey and we were lucky enough to catch them in this video returning to their roost.
According to volunteers at the Red Oak, the pair should be around awhile longer, for those who want to go have a look.
The historic ship (www.ssredoakvictory.com) is located at 1337 Canal Blvd. in the Port of Richmond and is open for tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.