Cape Ann Granite

Cape Ann Granite (HM26A4)

Location: Gloucester, MA 01930 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 36.69', W 70° 39.818'

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Cape Ann lies on an outcropping composed of 450 million-year-old granite polished by glaciers. This particularly dense stone was prized for building monuments, forts, and piers. Blocks of Cape Ann granite were used to build Gloucester's Dale Avenue post office. In the 1800s, it was shipped as far as Cuba and Europe. The quarry business soon rivaled fishing and its work was considered just as dangerous.

The glaciers also deposited miles of terminal moraine boulders. Clamber over boulders on a hike through Ravenswood, Dogtown, or the 12-ton cut slabs of the Dog Bar breakwater.
HM NumberHM26A4
Placed ByGloucester Harborwalk
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Date Added Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 363547 N 4719015
Decimal Degrees42.61150000, -70.66363333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 36.69', W 70° 39.818'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 36' 41.4" N, 70° 39' 49.08" W
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Area Code(s)978
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 45 Rogers St, Gloucester MA 01930, US
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