Contributed by Blue Hill Historical Society
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Running along the east side of Blue Hill Harbor, glaciers left exposed a rich vein of blue-gray granite. In the early part of the nineteenth century, the stone was prized for the construction of bridges and large buildings in fast-growing American cities.
By the mid-point of the nineteenth century, several quarries were active along East Blue Hill Road. This view shows about 40 workers at one of the quarry sites, along with a block and tackle hoist.
About This Item
- Title: East Blue Hill Granite Quarry, ca. 1900
- Creator: Hinckley, Gale M.
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Local Name: East Blue Hill
- Town: Blue Hill
- County: Hancock
- State: ME
- Media: Photograph on paper
- Dimensions: 17.4 cm x 24.4 cm
- Local Code: HHPH 0521
- Collection: Blue Hill Historical Society photograph collection
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Granite industry and trade--Maine--Blue Hill
- Stone quarrying--Maine
- Granite quarrying--Maine
- Hoisting machinery--Maine--Blue Hill
- Group portraits
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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