As I kid I was always confused by the description of the 7823 Container Depot in the Lego Catalogues:
..."The crane can be raised so container ships can be loaded."
An example can be seen in this scan of a 1988 UK catalogue.
Now as an AFOL I am still confused by this. I still have the set from my childhood and although the end of the crane gantry does hinge up, it doesn't give the crane any extra reach. I suppose it is possible that the train track could be removed and the base plate be placed right next to the 'dock side' to use the crane to load/unload ships, but even then is it really necessary to raise the end of the gantry? There is already a lot of height clearance even without the gantry end raised.
Can anyone shed any light on what the Lego Group meant by this description?