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“Lawson's Quarry: A wonderful Part of History”
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Owner description: A great swimming hole in Vinalhaven.
Chichester, New Hampshire
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“Lawson's Quarry: A wonderful Part of History”
Reviewed October 27, 2009

This place is a big part of our history. I was just there on October 15, 2009. I spent two nights in Vinalhaven and while there I visited Lawson's Quarry. From what I have been told, it is one of the two public swimming quarries on in vinalhaven. It was cold when I was there so I wouldn't have considered swimming. Vinalhaven’s granite was discovered in the late 1800's.. For the next 100 years, men primarily from Scandanavia and the British Isles quarried, cut, polished and carved granite to be shipped on schooners, sloops and barges to ports as far away as New Orleans. If you plan on visiting the quarries, I would reccommend visiting the Vinalhaven Historical Society to get more depth information as to what they eventually used the granite for.

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Circleville, Ohio
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“Sweetest childhood memory”
Reviewed April 15, 2008

. Vinalhaven was my mother's birth place, and as a child, my parents would bring me to the Island for the summer. I spent all my childhood summers, from the age of 5 until 19, at Lawson's Quarry. One summer I arrived and couldn’t wait to get to the quarry. When my girl friend from Massachusetts and I got to the quarry we found a telephone pole had fallen into the quarry. This was my favorite year at the quarry. The whole summer was spent riding the log. We would get on the log one at time. As more people would get on the log, the log would start to spin. The trick was to stay on the log as long as you could as it spun. I don't think I've laughed that much since

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