Oakland’s unique crane-lined horizon on the east side of the San Francisco Bay has become a part of our cultural identity. Oakland loves its container cranes. This love is reflected in our art, our business logos, and even our clothing. See the links below.
Urban Legend Cellars
According to local urban legend, the container cranes at the Port of Oakland inspired George Lucas, a bay area native, to create his Star Wars vehicle, the “All Terrain Armored Transport” or “AT-AT” for short.
Unfortunately, this legend was debunked in an interview with Lucas by the SF Chronicle, where Lucas said that this is just a myth.
While we can’t take credit for any of the creative designs used above or endorse any of the products specifically, we love having our cranes be a part of Oakland’s culture. We love them too!