Title

Stonington and the surrounding Merchant's Row islands used to be the center of a

Source

Island Journal

Date

1985

Volume Number

Volume 2

Pages

14-20

Abstract

Stonington and the surrounding Merchant's Row islands used to be the center of a thriving coastal granite trade. The finest rock comes from Crotch Island, where Antonio Ramos of New England Stone Industries reopened the quarry in 1982. Using black powder rather than dynamite (which mars quarries forever), Earl Kelty now runs a crew that has exceeded all expectations. Details, historical photos, related interview with Everett Baum, who cut paving block on Clark Island from 1913 to 1936.

Subjects

Crotch Island Penobscot Bay, Granite, New England Stone Industries

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