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Item 25989

Quarry Workers and Derrick at Mount Waldo, ca. 1860

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands

Date: circa 1860

Location: Frankfort

Media: Photographic print

Item 72365

Derrick at the Quarry Wharf, Swan's Island, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Swan's Island Educational Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Swans Island

Media: Photographic print

Item 10737

Portland-Monson Slate Company hoist

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society

Date: circa 1915

Location: Monson

Media: Photographic print

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Derrick at the Quarry Wharf, Swan's Island, ca. 1900

Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Extra quarry pictures

Extra quarry pictures Derrick at the Quarry Wharf, Swan's Island, ca. 1900 Item 72365 infoSwan's Island Educational Society A pile of quarry…

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Schooner Loading Granite at Hall Quarry, ca. 1900

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

Before the invention of cranes and derricks, men would work in human conveyer belts loading the paving stones into vessels by hand! Some of the…

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Hains Ledge Quarry, Lithgow Hill, Hallowell, ca. 1890

Historic Hallowell - Nature's Bounty - Raw Material, Close at Hand

… Contributed byHubbard Free Library Before derrick cranes and steam winches large pieces were extracted by means of "rising wedges," levers, block…