Acadia National ParkYou are standing by Somes Sound, one of only a few US fjards - glacially carved valleys drowned by the sea. This five-mile-long bay has attracted people for thousands of years. English homesteaders Abraham and Hannah Somes and James and Rachel Richardson settled their families in 1761 at the head of the bay at what is now Somesville. Schooners and merchant ships soon plied these waters with loads of lumber, fish, and granite. Today, residents and visitors alike relish the scenery on foot, or by water on sailboats, tour boats, and kayaks.Somes Sound nearly divides Mount Desert Island in half. Visit the villages and Acadia National Park sites on the west side of Somes Sound, the island's "quiet side."Somes Sound is 150 feet (46 m) at its deepest point but decreases to about 30 feet (10 m) at its entrance, appropriately called The Narrows.
|Placed By||National Park Service|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, August 4th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 555330 N 4907484|
|Decimal Degrees||44.31851667, -68.30615000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 19.111', W 68° 18.369'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 19' 6.66" N, 68° 18' 22.14" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Sargeant Dr, Mount Desert ME 04660, US|
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