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Google Maps Omits Harland & Wolff's Goliath Crane

11th August 2015
Google Maps Omits Harland & Wolff's Goliath Crane

#MissingCrane! – Standing nearly 100m tall and weighing 840 tonnes, Goliath has been part of the east Belfast skyline since 1969, but it seems the crane has been overlooked by Google Maps.

BBC news writes that the crane is one of two that still dominate the Harland and Wolff shipyard, where famously the Titanic was built.

The huge yellow crane stands close to its twin, Samson, in the shipyard.

However, on Google Maps' 3D version, only Samson is visible.
The shadow of the missing crane can be seen but the crane itself is absent.

The mistake was spotted by Bangor man Alan Bates. For more on this story, click here.

Published in Belfast Lough
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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