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All Things Maine

Monday, October 02, 2006

Maine's Ice Age Trail

Faculty members of the University of Maine have unveiled a new map of Maine's Ice Age Trail.
The map, which was produced largely by faculty in UMaine’s Climate Change Institute with federal funding, features 46 stopping points from Acadia National Park to Lubec where the last ice age left its marks on the Maine landscape.

The accompanying text also explains how some of coastal Maine’s most iconic features - such as expansive blueberry barrens, salt marshes and boulder-strewn fields - were formed by the glaciers.

"There is nothing like this in the whole United States," Harold Borns, a UMaine professor emeritus, said of Maine’s glacial evidence. [Link]

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