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Draining Baird's Quarry

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Draining Baird's Quarry, Swan's Island, 2003

Draining Baird's Quarry, Swan's Island, 2003

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Dale Stockbridge Jr. and Isaac Stinson in a boat in the Quarry Pond, Minturn, Swan's Island. The men are setting up the hose to drain the pond.


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Exploring drained quarry pond, Swan's Island, 2003

Exploring drained quarry pond, Swan's Island, 2003

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Quarry Pond in Minturn, Swan's Island, ME. The pond was drained to the bottom in 2003. Cindy Turner is walking among the rocks with a bucket, looking for collectibles or other debris that had sunk to the bottom of the pond.


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Trying out the pump, Swan's Island, 2003

Trying out the pump, Swan's Island, 2003

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Dale Stockbridge Jr., Daniel Stockbridge, and Isaac Stinson on a raft they made in the Quarry Pond, Minturn, Swan's Island. The men are trying out the pump they rigged up on the raft before setting it in place to pump out the quarry.


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Pumping the water, Swan's Island, 2003

Pumping the water, Swan's Island, 2003

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Men stand on a raft in the quarry as they drain it by pumping out the water. They have already drained many feet of water down already. Usually the water is nearly level with the parking lot and trucks seen above. Notice the rusted object and wooden beams on the left side of the photo part way up.


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People in the drained pond, Swan's Island, 2003

People in the drained pond, Swan's Island, 2003

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A very well drained quarry hole as it must have looked when it closed for quarrying in the late 1920's. People are searching for treasures at the bottom.


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Machinery from the Quarry Pond, Swan's Island, 2003

Machinery from the Quarry Pond, Swan's Island, 2003

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A piece of rusty machinery that was found in the bottom of the Quarry Pond when it was drained in 2003. This would have been used when the quarry was in operation.


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Quarry equipment in a truck bed, Swan's Island, 2003

Quarry equipment in a truck bed, Swan's Island, 2003

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A piece of quarrying equipment salvaged from the bottom of the quarry pond when it was drained in 2003. It rests in the bottom of one of the workers' truck beds.


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