Cobbling the Cove

Cobbling the Cove (HM20FD)

Location: Mount Desert, ME 04660 Hancock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 17.915', W 68° 12.68'

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Acadia National Park

Ancient ice and powerful waves worked for eons to round the cobbles that grace Acadia's beaches. Glaciers carried many of them great distances to this spot. Now the sea endlessly tumbles them with local rock creating an ever-changing mosaic of colors and textures. Today these cobbles are part of a critical shoreline habitat. Small creatures hide from predators in the spaces between them. Larvae cling to larger cobbles to keep from washing away when the tide goes out. These irreplaceable cobbles are an integral part of Acadia's natural history and scenery. Photograph, sketch or ponder them, but leave them in place when you go.
" . . . the waves rattle the stones, as if a child hasdumped over a large bucket of marbles,"Bob Trebilcock, "In Defense of Maine's Cobblestones."   Yankee magazine, April 1988
HM NumberHM20FD
Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Friday, August 4th, 2017 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 562912 N 4905339
Decimal Degrees44.29858333, -68.21133333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 17.915', W 68° 12.68'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 17' 54.9" N, 68° 12' 40.8" W
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Area Code(s)207
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Park Loop Rd, Mount Desert ME 04660, US
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