Wednesday, June 5, 2013

CT Stone Seen In NYC Landmarks

The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, as well as the base of the Statue of Liberty, is made of a type of granite that comes from a quarry nearby New Haven, in neighboring Branford.  We can't tell you exactly how find it, or where exactly it is, but we can share these slides on a hiking tour along the Connecticut coastline.  Historically, the rock was shipped via freight train along a short route to the Long Island Sound, where the stone was then transported via boat to the New York City harbor.

Local painter Michael Angelis is currently working on painting a landscape of the quarry.

Pink/Orange Granite