Quarry rails, Swan's Island, ca. 1900

Contributed by Swan's Island Educational Society


Granite from Swan's Island was quarried, cut to size and shipped by boat primarily to New York City.

The quarry rails in the photo lead to a wooden sail boat with three masts waiting for delivery of the granite in Burnt Coat Harbor.

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  • Title: Quarry rails, Swan's Island, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Local Name: Minturn
  • Town: Swan's Island
  • County: Hancock
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 28 cm x 36 cm
  • Local Code: 2009-1-002
  • Collection: Islanders at Work
  • Object Type: Image

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Swan's Island Educational Society
c/o Swan's Island Historical Society, POB 86, Swan's Island, ME 04685
(207) 526-4279

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