The Day the Quarries Died on Cape Ann…

On the day the quarries died on Cape Ann, water pumps fell silent, the blasting powder fell back from the rocks, and a steady gurgle of water crept up from the quarry floor.

And yet in one very visible location, the past, the present and the future of quarrying lay open to public view. This image is from an area rarely visited by walkers today.

Its location is both difficult and dangerous to arrive at…

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