With all the hoopla surrounding the opening of the[snip]
new, $1.5 billion Yankee Stadium, most media have overlooked one irony: as fans
stream through the massive gates, they walk right by Deer Isle granite, quarried
by die-hard Red Sox fans.
The granite actually came from New England Stone's- John C.L. Morgan
Crotch Island quarry, the last major island quarrying operation in Maine. At a
time when other island quarries are silent, Crotch Island (located off the
southern tip of Deer Isle) produces between 55,000 and 75,000 cubic feet of
granite per year, according to foreman Danny Hypes. "Deer Isle granite is
everywhere," he said.
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