Moving granite from the quarry to the dock, Swan's Island, ca. 1900

Contributed by Swan's Island Educational Society

Description

A pully rig with a metal half barrel was used to carry the cut granite stones from the quarry to the dock. Ships or barges would transport the granite stones to New York City.

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  • Title: Moving granite from the quarry to the dock, 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: 24 cm x 36 cm
  • Local Code: 2010-40-011
  • 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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