All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Balancing Rocks of Maine

Jim Degerstrom highlighted one of our many balancing rocks at Growin' Up in Maine last week.
Imagine staying put for 20,000 years without budging. Balancing Rock on Jo Mary Lake in Central Maine and just south of Millinocket has been teetering in place since the last ice age 20,000 years ago. Glaciers formed many of the lakes in the northern USA, and rocks like the one shown in the photograph were left behind as the receding edge of the glacier fell apart and melted. [Link]
This site offers an interactive panorama of a balanced rock in Lincolnville (Java required). The most famous example in Maine is Bubble Rock at Acadia, whose position seems especially precarious in this photo.

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