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Merrill Quarry, Crotch Island, Stonington

Contributed by Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

Russ and Paris Merrill purchased property between Mill Cove and the southern shore of Crotch Island in 1872, being the second granite firm to commence quarrying cellar stone and paving block for the Boston market.
Patrick Ryan and Andrew Parker of the Ryan and Parker construction Company purchased the quarry in 1901, quarrying stone for the East River Bridge, NYC and a bridge in St. Louis, MI.

Other Information


  • Title: Merrill Quarry, Crotch Island, Stonington
  • Creator: Osgood,
  • Creation Date: 1887
  • Subject Date: 1887
  • Local Name: Crotch Island
  • Town: Stonington
  • County: Hancock
  • State: ME
  • Media: cabinet photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 13 x 21 1/2
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Granite Industry Historical Society
62 Beech Hill Crossroad, Mount Desert, ME 04660
(207) 244-0175

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