Tag Archives: Quarries

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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Granite Quarry, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

As I noted in an earlier post, granite quarrying was long a major activity in Rockport, with granite first commercially excavated here in 1823. The most prominent of the quarry companies, the Rockport Granite Company, was in business from 1865 … Continue reading

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The Old Stone Bridge between Rockport and Pigeon Cove

Several old postcards show the granite bridge that still connects Rockport and Pigeon Cove. But this is the only one I’ve seen that includes the locomotive that hauled granite between Flat Ledge Quarry and Granite Pier. The Rockport Granite Company, … Continue reading

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