Men have been quarrying limestone from Marblehead Peninsula’s eastern area along the Lake Erie shore since the 1850s. In the early years, the quarries employed thousands of men for this physically demanding and dangerous work. In more recent years, advancements in large and specialized equipment for mining limestone have revolutionized work processes at the Marblehead Quarry.
Ted Dress, a third-generation employee who recently marked his 40th anniversary at the Marblehead Quarry, is the Production Maintenance Foreman. Dress, who has been listening to the sounds of drilling, blasting and stone crushing machinery for over 60 years, will use photographs to take us on a journey through time as he explains operations of the Marblehead Quarry and uses of the crushed limestone that is produced directly across the road from Lakeside.