Balance Rock and the Ice Age - Bar Harbor, Maine
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose
N 44° 23.330 W 068° 12.019
19T E 563693 N 4915371
Quick Description: Historic Marker located along the Shore Path in Bar Harbor.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 7/26/2021 7:39:25 PM
Waymark Code: WM14MGB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
Views: 1

Long Description:
Marker Text:
The large boulder on the shore in front of you is an excellent example of a glacial erratic and has been popular with the photographers for years. It has a different makeup than the surrounding rock, as can be seen by the color and texture of the stone compared to the ledge it sits on. It is not indigenous to this area and was left behind at the end of the last ice age more than 10,000 years ago. Geologist speculate that its origin is 40 miles northwest of here in the Lucerne area, just south of Bangor. The glacial ice was more than a mile thick and moved in a northwest to southeast direction. It played a major role in sculpting our bays, lakes, mountains and valleys, and scraped off the tops of the mountains leaving them rounded rather than pointed like the younger Rockies.
Address and /or location:
Grant Park Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Who put it there (Sponsor): Town of Bar Harbor

Date (Erected or Dediated): unknown

Visit Instructions:
1) A new photo taken by you. Make it a quality one. You do not have to be in it, nor your hand held.
2) Some new insight to the history, and/or your personal experience finding the site.
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