Cape Ann Granite Company, Bay View, circa 1890
This 5×7 inch glass negative of the Cape Ann Granite Company wharf came from an attic in Lanesville. It shows storage yards and sheds for carving, finishing and polishing granite. A large square rigged ship and a schooner are being loaded with stone at the deepwater end of the wharf in Hodgkins Cove, and the tip of Davis Neck is in the distance. The photo was taken from Mount Misery, which is between Bay View and Lanesville. A small gauge locomotive, named Polyphemus, hauled granite from Blood Ledge Quarry (on Quarry Street) down past Old Pit Quarry to the wharf. Today the wharf is home to the Large Pelagics Research Center, researching migratory species such as tuna, shark, billfish, and sea turtles.
Printed archivally from the original 5×7 inch glass negative in my darkroom. Image #RL-001
Fredrik D. Bodin, Bodin Historic Photo