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Granite Delivery and Wharf, Rockport, Mass., c. 1909

This postcard shows two separate wharves where granite was loaded onto schooners for shipment to places near and far. In the foreground is the present-day Granite Pier, then the wharf of the Rockport Granite Co. Behind it is the wharf … Continue reading

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Wharf of Pigeon Hill Granite Co. in Winter, c. 1905

This winter view of the Pigeon Hill Granite Company’s wharf in Pigeon Cove was probably photographed by Charles Cleaves from his home at the top of Pasture Road. This is a real-photo postcard from the collection of Pigeon Cove resident … Continue reading

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Found on the Web: Steel Derrick Quarry, 1906

This is the Upper Pit quarry of the Pigeon Hill Granite Company, which is known today as Steel Derrick quarry. This picture was taken in 1906 for the U.S. Geological Survey. The view looks out over the quarry towards the … Continue reading

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Docks of Pigeon Hill Granite Co., Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

The Pigeon Hill Granite Co.’s wharf was just north of the present-day Granite Pier (which was the Rockport Granite Co.’s wharf). The location was known as Colburn’s point and is now the location of private homes. The building in the … Continue reading

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Steel Derrick Quarry, as an Active Quarry Circa 1910

Today, Steel Derrick Quarry is a popular swimming spot for locals. At the time this picture was taken, it was an active granite quarry, one of two owned by the Pigeon Hill Granite Co. Founded in 1870, Pigeon Hill was … Continue reading

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