Mules pulled rail cars laden with stone from the quarry and cables hauled them to the crusher, which could handle 1,500 yards of stone each day. Working like an enormous grater, the crusher produced small stones and limestone powder which were carried out by conveyors. After 1920, washed-gravel roadbeds were preferred over crushed limestone. Soon, the pumps ceased to run at this once-flourishing quarry, and it gradually filled with water, becoming the deep, serene lake you see today.
Only the pilings remain of a once powerful stone crusher built in 1902. The pilings are usually submerged underwater about one foot.