Local Granite Part of New Yankee Stadium



STONINGTON — It could be a curse for the 21st century or just a coincidence, but there is no doubt that the granite gracing the new $1.5-billion Yankee Stadium was quarried by die-hard Red Sox fans.

According to a story in The Working Waterfront published by the Rockland-based Island Institute, granite quarried on Crotch Island off Stonington rings the stadium’s facade and was used for the Babe Ruth plaza outside the stadium.

New England Stone provided some 8 million pounds of Deer Isle granite quarried from Crotch Island by foreman Danny Hypes and his three-man crew, all of whom claim to be loyal Red Sox fans who were unaware of the stone’s destination as they quarried it.

Nicole Ouellette

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