Manchester Boat Landing Construction
MIKE SPRINGER/Staff photo
A 75-ton crane lifts a 31-foot sheet of steel into place Monday as workers with the Salem-based North Shore Marine made progress on a new public boat landing in Manchester Harbor. The steel sheet, which weighed over 4,000 pounds, was one of several that were driven deep into the sand to reinforce the boat ramp. The work has been complicated by the tidal fluctuation in water levels. On Tuesday, low tide was at about 9:30 a.m., which enabled the crew to work through the morning. But by shortly after noon, the water level had risen to the point where the excavator had to be removed from the ramp and the work stopped for the day.