Carriage Roads - Building the Roads Historical

Carriage Roads - Building the Roads Historical (HM1XO9)

Location: Mount Desert, ME 04662 Hancock County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 18.733', W 68° 17.115'

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September 25, 1918


"Dismissal of Incompetent Persons

Any incompetent person or persons who may be employed on the work shall be removed on the requisition of the owner or engineer; and no person so removed shall thereafter be employed upon any portion of the work.


Spiritous Liquors

Contractors are not to give or sell or suffer anyone to give or sell or keep any ardent spirits on any part of the work or in any boarding house or building under his control"


From carriage road construction contract

The carriage roads, built from 1913 to 1940, were state of the art for their time.
Steam-powered machines made some construction easier, but intensive hand labor was still required.
Laborers dug ditches, masons built retaining walls, and stonecutters shaped granite bridge facing.
Blacksmiths worked on-site to sharpen simple tools such as hand drills.

These roads have survived many years, despite weathering and limited maintenance - a testimony to the craftsmanship and methods used.
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HM NumberHM1XO9
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Date Added Thursday, April 6th, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 557003 N 4906799
Decimal Degrees44.31221667, -68.28525000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 18.733', W 68° 17.115'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 18' 43.98" N, 68° 17' 6.9" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near ME-198, Mount Desert ME 04662, US
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