East Blue Hill Granite Quarry, ca. 1900

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East Blue Hill Granite Quarry, ca. 1900

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Description

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.

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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

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Blue Hill Historical Society
PO Box 710, 3 Water Street, Blue Hill, ME 04614

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