Flat Ledge Quarry 2020

The Story of a Mystery Object

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My recent Facebook post of this image 
has attracted questions and curiosity as to “ What is it? ”
With all the time in the world, I can take the time
to build out the full story.

WHERE
Here is a Google Map View of Flat Ledge Quarry Map’
I’ve keyed the view to a number of topics related to my 20 years of photographing Flat Ledge Quarry.
For now, the yellow * gives us the location.

fullkeyAnd the *(in yellow) gives us the approximate location.

WHAT
An iron underlining for the railroad track timbers which took granite from the backside of Flat Ledge, out to Granite Pier.

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HISTORY

This photo from the early 1900s ( Page 162 in ‘Rockport Through the Years,’ gives another view of the back wall area. The large derrick to left rear – and collapsed paving stone cutter shed would be just to the left of our object.

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I’ll post tomorrow (April 19, 2020) as to how the iron underpinning has come to look the way it does.

 

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