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WHAT IS IT?It stood 328 feet tall alongside the Fore River in Quincy, weighed in at 3,000 tons and was longer than a football field. Fittingly nicknamed Goliath after the biblical giant, and “Big Blue,” the massive gantry crane at the Fore River shipyard could be seen for miles around. It was built in 1975 and was at the time the largest crane of its type in the Western Hemisphere.  General Dynamics Corp., which owned the shipyard at the time, used the crane to […]