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an online museum that I plan on adding to over the winter. I used to give lectures in Maine on the history of stoneworkers of Maine but plan on expanding it to include other states.

03/19/2019
Maine Working-Class History

It's wonderful to see this new page honoring Maine workers and their labor struggles, strives and accomplishments!

Today we are pleased to announce the launch of Maine Working-Class History. The purpose of this page is to promote interest in and awareness of Maine's long tradition of working-class struggles for rights and dignity.

Along with occasional special features, this page will include regular "on this day" posts several times a week, spotlighting little known events in Maine labor and radical history.

We dedicate this effort to Charles Scontras, Maine's foremost authority on the state's labor history. Without Charlie's decades of researching and documenting this topic, a project like this could hardly be attempted.

Please like, follow, and share, and help us spread the stories of Maine's working people as widely as possible.

-Will Chapman and Andy O'Brien

If one wants to know more about granite, limestone and most other stones please check out Peggy Barriskill Perazzo wonde...
04/11/2018
Quarries and Beyond Home

If one wants to know more about granite, limestone and most other stones please check out Peggy Barriskill Perazzo wonderful and very informative website: http://quarriesandbeyond.org
I have learned a lot from her extensive website😊

Stone Quarries and Beyond: Quarries - Quarry Workers - Stone Cutters & Stone Carvers - Historical Dealers of Stone & the Finished Products focuses on historic stone quarries and building stone in addition to interesting quarries of today, the historical stone industry, workers, companies, quarry and...

After visiting one of the Quincy's Quarries last Fall during an historic tour, it peeked my interest again in the histor...
04/11/2018
Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum

After visiting one of the Quincy's Quarries last Fall during an historic tour, it peeked my interest again in the history, stories and the men who worked the stone!
I have been away from New England for almost 10 years and during that time I kept thinking about quarry workers and stonecutters; and what should I do with all my research, books and photos.
Story to continue...I greatly welcome comments and suggestions😊

Quincy Quarry and Granite Workers Museum hopes to preserve Quincy's granite history for future generations.

New England Stonecutters & Quarry Workers Union's cover photo
05/17/2017

New England Stonecutters & Quarry Workers Union's cover photo

New England Stonecutters & Quarry Workers Union
09/05/2016

New England Stonecutters & Quarry Workers Union

Happy Labor Day! Maine Granite Cutters National Union Badges
The Stonecutters, Granite Cutters and Quarry Unions were very instrumental in obtaining the 40 hour work week and better labor laws...will post in the future, stories of the brave men who fought for our workingman and woman's rights! The Union badges which belonged to Union Journeymen Stonecutters from Frankfort and Waldoboro. courtesy of the Maine Memory Network of the Maine Historical Society.

Happy Labor Day! Maine Granite Cutters National Union BadgesThe Stonecutters, Granite Cutters and Quarry Unions were ver...
09/05/2016

Happy Labor Day! Maine Granite Cutters National Union Badges
The Stonecutters, Granite Cutters and Quarry Unions were very instrumental in obtaining the 40 hour work week and better labor laws...will post in the future, stories of the brave men who fought for our workingman and woman's rights! The Union badges which belonged to Union Journeymen Stonecutters from Frankfort and Waldoboro. courtesy of the Maine Memory Network of the Maine Historical Society.

New England Stonecutters & Quarry Workers Union
11/17/2015

New England Stonecutters & Quarry Workers Union

As a lot of you know, I have moved to Portland, Oregon, where I didn't feel there were many stories regarding stone work...
12/13/2013
Joseph Conrad Stone Cutter: The Lost Trade of Stone Cutting

As a lot of you know, I have moved to Portland, Oregon, where I didn't feel there were many stories regarding stone workers, well, I ran across this lovely and informative blog, highlightening the stone work and their art right here in Portland! http://stonecutter.blogspot.com/2011/04/lost-trade-of-stone-cutting.html

Joseph Conrad has worked & played in the stone industry for fifty years. From architectural drafting to quarrying to stone installations to founding a stone fabrication business to stone exploring and eventually to sculpture. His blog shares his lifetime of experience. It is meant to make the urban…

Thank you Mark for updating my website. For a good web designer please visit my brother's site: www.sacorivergraphics.co...
05/06/2012
Welcome to Saco River Graphics, Better Business Bureau Acredited Business

Thank you Mark for updating my website. For a good web designer please visit my brother's site: www.sacorivergraphics.com

Golden Web Award winning and Better Business Bureau accredited Saco River Graphics and Design of Maine develops custom web sites to fit your needs, we never use templates. We also offer web hosting, printing, advertising, logo design, company branding and photography services. We have been in busine...

This is an old news report but somewhat informative and hope to start the lecture tour again for the summer.
05/04/2012
Quarrying Through York County | stonebtb.com

This is an old news report but somewhat informative and hope to start the lecture tour again for the summer.

The New England Stoneworkers Preservation Society will be showcasing an exhibit to local librar

Wildcat Quarry, St. George, Maine, photo courtsey of the John Van Soresin, Tenants Harbor
04/06/2012

Wildcat Quarry, St. George, Maine, photo courtsey of the John Van Soresin, Tenants Harbor

Timeline Photos
02/21/2012

Timeline Photos

Granite quarry at Brunswick, ME, how it looks now, looking for photos of its past. It was an important quarry during the...
01/30/2012

Granite quarry at Brunswick, ME, how it looks now, looking for photos of its past. It was an important quarry during the mid 1800's, New Meadows quarry

Timeline Photos
01/30/2012

Timeline Photos

01/30/2012

Many more photos in the near future and list of some of the thousands of stone workers and 200 + quarries that were in Maine

Thompson Henry Murch, U.S. House of Representative from Rockland, Maine was one of the founding member of the Granite Cu...
01/30/2012

Thompson Henry Murch, U.S. House of Representative from Rockland, Maine was one of the founding member of the Granite Cutters International Union of North America

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I recently found through Ancestry.com that a 2nd great-uncle was a stonecutter in the Quincy quarries. His sister was married to a granite quarryman, who began his carrer in Gloucester (Rockport) and ended at Quincy. I find this particularly exciting because I spent hours upon hours practicing my rock climbing skills at the Quincy quarries in the 1970s. However, I was appalled to see how badly they had desecrated so much of what I knew when I visited in 2006.
My grandfather and Great uncles were stone cutters VinalHaven and St. George