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.
About This Item
- 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: 13 cm x 21 1/2 cm
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Merrill Quarry (Crotch Island, Stonington, Me.)--Photographs
- Ox teams
- Granite quarrying--Maine--Stonington
- Merrill Quarry (Crotch Island, Stonington, Me.)--Employees
- crotch island
- granite quarry
- hancock county
- ryan and parker
- stonecuttersGranite quarrying
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Granite Industry Historical Society
62 Beech Hill Crossroad, Mount Desert, ME 04660
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