We started to rebuild our handicap ramp entrance to the Inn this week thanks to the go-to team of Inn regulars, Doug Payne, Tony Civitella and Bobby Fogg. Underneath the boards of the old ramp was a serious piece of granite, an old threshold that we knew was there, but that when revealed in all its glory we felt needed to be rescued from it’s buried position. Thanks to Phil Matthewson and his company we had a backhoe on the scene within an hour. As long as it was there, we went ahead and exhumed another slab of granite, also mostly buried, in front of another old, out-of-service Inn entrance nearby. The second one, which measured seven feet long and +18 inches thick in spots, tipped the backhoe off its front wheels when lifting/dragging/lugging it out.
First time either of them have seen daylight in maybe 150 – 200 years??