Maine Memory Network
Maine's Online Museum

Login · My Account · Show Album



Slate Quarry Hoist, Monson, ca. 1900

Slate Quarry Hoist, Monson, ca. 1900

Item 78760 zoom send e-card Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter

Purchase a reproduction of this item on


The Portland- Monson Slate Quarry was opened in 1906. This picture shows the hoist used to lift the large pieces of slate quarried from the mine to the surface, it was also used to transport the men up and down into the quarry.

The small building on the right held the machinery for running these cranes, called hoists. On the left of the photo are shown slate pieces the have been brought up from the pit.

This image is labeled "Portland-Monson Slate Quarry Monson, ME #51" and is from a series of photographs taken which document the mine and work associated with the mine around the turn of the century.

Go back

If you'd like to privately share a comment with MMN staff, please use this form.