Seawater Bay

Seawater Bay (HM20F3)

Location: Mount Desert, ME 04660 Hancock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 19.111', W 68° 18.369'

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Acadia National Park

You 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.
HM NumberHM20F3
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 4th, 2017 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 555330 N 4907484
Decimal Degrees44.31851667, -68.30615000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 19.111', W 68° 18.369'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 19' 6.66" N, 68° 18' 22.14" W
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Area Code(s)207
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Sargeant Dr, Mount Desert ME 04660, US
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