The gantry crane in Oskarshamn is a characteristic landmark that is visible from both land and sea. The crane is also a symbol for the great importance that ship building has had on Oskarshamn. When it was built in the 1970's, during the last golden age of the shipyard, tankers as well as ro-ro vessels were commonly built at the shipyard in Oskarshamn. Since Oskarshamn is not a very big city the townscape is very much characterised by the extended harbour- and shipyard areas. The ongoing shipyard operations give the citizens of Oskarshamn an apparent nautical element to their everyday lives. A preserved gantry crane with an underlying stocks is unique to the country.