Sullivan Quarries, ca. 1900

Contributed by Sullivan and Sorrento Historical Society


The quarries in Sullivan operated from the 1880s into the 1900s and provided a major source of granite to customers along the East Coast. The quarries were located primarily in West and North Sullivan. The granite was loaded for shipment onto vessels at wharves along the Taunton River. This photograph shows large blocks of granite being loaded onto a vessel. The vessels sailed past the Sullivan Falls, towed by a tugboat, the Phillips Eaton. Many of the quarries were owned by prominent Sullivan familes - Blaisdell, Simpson, Crabtree and Stimson.

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  • Title: Sullivan Quarries, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Locations:
    • Sullivan, Hancock County, ME
    • Sorrento, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 10 cm x 16 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Sullivan and Sorrento Historical Society
PO Box 44, Sullivan, ME 04664
(207) 422-6816

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