October 27 1985 / fromthearchive / Globe Staff photo by Bill Greene / Clarence Sawyer watched Richard Neville burn through granite at the quarry at Crotch Island, Maine. The quarry had just reopened after being closed since 1969. The first quarry opened on Crotch Island in 1869 and at the turn-of-the-century Maine was the number 1 supplier of building granite. The quarry supplied the granite for President John F. Kennedy's gravesite at Arlington National Cemetery.