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Near Northeast Harbor in Hancock County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Somes Sound

 
 
Somes Sound Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 21, 2011
1. Somes Sound Marker
Inscription.
You are standing beside the only fjord on the east coast of the United States. A fjord is a long, deep, and narrow valley carved by glaciers and flooded by the sea.

At this narrow place between Acadia and Norumbega Mountains, a concentrated ice flow cut deep into the granite bedrock - 150 feet (46 m) below the present water level. At the mouth of Somes Sound, where the glacier deposited much gravel and rocky debris, the water is relatively shallow.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 44° 19.104′ N, 68° 18.373′ W. Marker is near Northeast Harbor, Maine, in Hancock County. Marker is on Sargeant Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at a small roadside pullout. Marker is in this post office area: Northeast Harbor ME 04662, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph T. Musetti Jr. Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 2 miles away); Gateway to Acadia (approx. 2.7 miles away); Glacial Freight (approx. 3.1 miles away); Linking oceans, rivers and lakes (approx. 3.3 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather
Somes Sound Detail on Marker image. Click for full size.
By National Park Service, undated
2. Somes Sound Detail on Marker
(approx. 4.7 miles away); Cadillac Mountain (approx. 4.7 miles away); Alessandro Fabbri, Lieutenant, U.S.N.R.F. (approx. 5.5 miles away); Sieur de Monts Spring: The Heart of Acadia National Park (approx. 5.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker is part of Acadia National Park interpretive wayside exhibits.
 
Also see . . .  Acadia National Park. (Submitted on April 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
Somes Sound Location Detail on Marker image. Click for full size.
By National Park Service, undated
3. Somes Sound Location Detail on Marker
Somes Sound and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 21, 2011
4. Somes Sound and Marker
Looking north
Somes Sound image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 21, 2011
5. Somes Sound
Looking southwest
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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