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View of Chase Granite Quarry workers with items of sculptured granite. Several of the men are holding hand tools used for finishing stone. By the middle of the nineteenth century, granite quarries lined the hill above the northern shore of the harbor. At the Chase Quarry on Wood Point, cut stone was carried down to the wharf in cable cars. Blue Hill granite, said to ring like a bell when struck, was used in construction of large buildings and roads from Boston to New Orleans.
About This Item
- Title: Chase Granite Quarry, East Blue Hill, ca. 1895
- Creator: Higgins, J. C.
- Creation Date: 1895
- Subject Date: circa 1895
- Town: Blue Hill
- County: Hancock
- State: ME
- Media: Photograph on paper
- Dimensions: 10.8 cm x 19.1 cm x - cm
- Local Code: HH PH -510
- Collection: 9999 Chase Granite Company
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Granite quarrying--Maine
- Chase Granite Company (Blue Hill, Me.)--People
- Stone quarrying--Maine
- Carvers (Decorative artists)--Maine--Blue Hill
- Granite industry and trade--Maine--Blue Hill
- Stone carvers--Maine--Blue Hill
- Stone-cutters--Maine--Blue Hill
For more information about this item, contact:Blue Hill Historical Society
PO Box 710, 3 Water Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614
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