Natural Seawall

Natural Seawall (tmp-c6387)

Location: Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 Hancock County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 14.328', W 68° 18.088'

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Many of Maine's beaches are covered with cobblestones, but here powerful ocean storms have assembled them into a massive seawall. As the waves break, they scour rocks from the base of the beach and carry them up on the shore. As the tide rises, the waves pile the stones higher and higher. When the tide recedes it leaves the larger, heavier stones at the top and drops the smaller, lighter stones down the slope.
"The edge of the sea is a strange and beautiful place, an area of unrest where waves have broken heavily against the land, where the tides have pressed forward over the continents, receded, then returned."Rachel Carson,   The Edge of the Sea
HM Numbertmp-c6387
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:21pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 555779 N 4898633
Decimal Degrees44.23880000, -68.30146667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 14.328', W 68° 18.088'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 14' 19.68" N, 68° 18' 5.28" W
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Area Code(s)207
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 425 Seawall Rd, Southwest Harbor ME 04679, US
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