I read with great interest the article in Saturday’s (April 28) Kennebec Journal concerning the Granite Quarry crane stored in the Hallowell Public Works Garage.

As a volunteer at the Maine State Museum and member of the Augusta Historic Preservation Commission, I am acutely aware of the need to preserve and restore our common heritage.

Hallowell city leaders should make the permanent display of this magnificent piece of history a priority. Several potential funding sources can be explored to facilitate this process; information about them can be obtained from the Maine Historic Preservation Commission in Augusta.

While we wait for this project to come to fruition, those who are interested in learning more about granite harvesting in Maine are invited to visit the Maine State Museum, where they can see an excellent exhibit featuring a granite quarry, complete with a crane and wagon used to transport the granite pieces from the quarry to the docks.

Andrew Loman


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