The Port of Manzanillo Part 4

2010 September 2010 Terry Sovil

By Terry Sovil  from the September 2010 Edition

Star Wars and Port Cranes

Star Wars! Ports! Somehow connected? Perhaps. Urban legend in San Francisco says George Lucas inspiration for the Imperial Walker came from the cranes near Jack London Square in Oakland. The Imperial Walker is the huge All Terrain Armored Transports or AT-AT for short. The cranes are Gantry Cranes used to unload containers. The Imperial Walkers appeared in the second episode of Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back. True? You decide….


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