Eastham in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Doane Rock is one of the largest ice-carried boulders in southeastern New England. It stands 18 feet (5.5m) high and extends below ground an estimated 12 feet (3.7m)
Other glacial boulders may be seen along the beach nearby where winds and waves have dislodged them from the glacial till of the eroding sea cliffs.
Between 18,000 and 25,000 years ago a giant ice sheet crept over this region. Doane Rock was plucked up by the ice in the Massachusetts Bay area and carried to Cape Cod.
Doane Rock, also called Enos Rock, is 45 feet (14m) long. The grinding action of the glacier has rounded its contours.
The ice sheet gathered up rocks and transported them many miles, depositing them as glacial till where the ice melted.
Erected by Cape Cod National Seashore.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this Natural Features.
Location. 41° 50.658′ N, 69° 57.465′ W. Marker is in Eastham, Massachusetts, in Barnstable County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Doane Road and Doane Road. Park in the large lot on Pinecrest Drive 50 yards southeast of Doane Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pinecrest Drive, Eastham MA 02642, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Outermost cliff and solitary dune… (approx. half a mile away); The Outermost House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Journey of the Mayflower (approx. 0.6 miles away); Coast Guard Beach: (approx. 0.6 miles away); Workboat of the Marshes (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kettles (approx. 0.9 miles away); Eastham Remembers (approx. 0.9 miles away); Three Sisters Lit the Way (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastham.
Also see . . .
1. Doane Rock. (Submitted on December 23, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Doane Rock. (Submitted on December 23, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
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