New PDF release: Cape Ann Granite (Images of America)

By Paul St. Germain

The granite started on Cape Ann with the 1st sale of a bit of Rockport granite, to be used as a millstone, to a farmer in Newburyport in 1800. The might develop to incorporate greater than 60 quarries and operations round the cape, turning into the second-largest monetary strength within the quarter at the back of fishing. 1000s have been hired as quarrymen, stonecutters, paving cutters, and finishers. Cape Ann used to be rather good outfitted for the pursuit of granite as its rocky hills and shorelines afforded a relatively inexhaustible resource of offer, and its ideal transport amenities gave the benefit of speedy and not pricey transportation to marketplace through sea and land. The ultimately declined, and by means of 1930, so much quarries had long gone into chapter 11 as a result of hard work moves and occasional call for. this day, every one of these quarries are jam-packed with rainwater and springwater, and lots of are used as reservoirs for the encompassing communities.

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