I couldn't help but think of the sad irony when the giant cranes recently arrived in Baltimore ("Giant cranes arrive safely in port," June 21).

Cranes that were imported from the other side of the world and parked at their new home that is almost next door to a closing steel plant. Imported cranes that will improve the port's ability to import more goods from other countries. What a telling symbol of our evolving economy.

Scott Richardson, Winfield