The View From 32


JUNE 28, 2007   

The quarry

Kelleys Island used to employ hundreds of workers in limestone quarries in various parts of the island. Now there's just one remaining quarrying operation that probably employs only a few dozen workers. All the limestone these days is crushed into gravel for use in construction.

Here you see the conveyor taking the gravel from the quarry to the loading dock (below) where it's loaded on to barges that will take it to Cleveland and elsewhere.

For people who live on this part of the island the quarry isn't the greatest neighbor—in addition to the sound of bulldozers, trucks, crushers and the occasional dynamite explosion, there's the near-constant sound of the conveyor.

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