Isle Royale sandstone

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Description

A medium texture reddish brown sandstone quarried on Isle Royale in Lake Superior (near Thundery Bay, Ontario). Isle Royale sandstone was primarily quarried from 1883-1888 by the Chicago and Verte Island Stone Company (manager General John McArthur). The hard red stone resembles Connecticut Brownstone and was used for building exteriors.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Isle Royal; Verte Island stone, Sault Ste. Marie; Fond du lac

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Frank A. Lent, Trade names and Descriptions of Marbles, Limestones, Sandstones, Granites and Other Building Stones Quarried in the United States Canada and other Countries., Stone Publishing Co, New York, 1925
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • External source or communication Comment: Brent Scollie (submission April 2007): quarry dates with name of manager and company.
  • External source or communication Comment: Brent Scollie (April 2007): quarry company, manager, and dates.

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