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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGX1_glacial-freight_Mt-Desert-ME.html
When the ice that covered this land slowly melted, it dropped in its tracks great accumulations of gravel and rocks. Boulders transported and deposited by glaciers are called "erratics." Erratics are rounded and noticeably different in composition…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGWZ_thunder-hole_Bar-Harbor-ME.html
Here you can witness an ageless battle - the surging power of the ocean vs. the steadfastness of rock. Thunder Hole (just below) is a large, partly submerged crevice with vertical granite walls, one of many such chasms along this shore. When waves…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGWY_acadian-lights_Bar-Harbor-ME.html
Mount Desert Island's coastal waters have always held dangers for boats and ships - rocky shoreline, hidden ledges, and small islands that hide in the fog.Since 1875, Egg Rock Lighthouse perched on the craggy island before you, has helped guide ve…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGWX_the-1947-fire_Bar-Harbor-ME.html
In October 1947 a series of fires lasting 26 days blazed across more than 25 square miles of Mount Desert Island. The fire seriously threatened Bar harbor, and transformed most of the landscape before you into an apparent wasteland. It consumed 17…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HMGWV_frenchman-bay_Bar-Harbor-ME.html
Vessels of all types have plied the waters of Frenchman Bay for centuries. Five thousand years ago, indigenous people may have paddled dugout canoes into the bay to reach fishing grounds or hunt sea mammals and swordfish. More recently, Wabanaki I…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HME5X_defenders-of-the-union_Hancock-ME.html
Erectedby theTown of Hancock1912 In memoryof her sons who wereDefendersof theUnion 1861-1865
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1Y9_bass-harbor-head-light_Tremont-ME.html
Among the best known and most photographed spots in Maine, the Bass Harbor Head Light was built in 1858 to mark the bar across the eastern entrance to Blue Hill Bay. The grounds and residence of this facility now comprise the private residence of …
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