THE INDUSTRY ROOM
The Rock Quarry Case
This page by Jerry Wilkinson
- The Channeling Machine -
The quarry had to be self-sufficient and was
capable to almost any repairs.
Normally there were at least a crew of four at the quarry.
Shown above a gasoline engine is being exchanged.
Another worker was Lewis Moore.
J.P is shown at the controls of the channeling
machine. The two supports for the vertical chisels can easily be seen.
The chisels moved up and down scrapping away the coral. Not shown is a
water pump to wash away the debris in the channels.
Another worker with the machine. World War
II stopped the operation of the quarry. Charles Cale was an expert dynamite
blaster and moved to the Bahamas for US Navy work. He left the quarry in
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