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Terrace Bay in Thunder Bay District, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Glacial Terraces

 
 
Glacial Terraces Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 10, 2017
1. Glacial Terraces Marker
Inscription.
About 20,000 years ago Ontario was covered by a great glacier, the fourth glaciation in this region within the past million years. The meltwaters from these gigantic ice-sheets filled the Lake Superior basin and progressively developed new drainage patterns which gradually lowered the level of the lake. As the waters receded from old shorelines more recent lake deposits where exposed and new shorelines established. This process produced a succession of terraces, separated from one another by escarpments or shore cliffs formed by wave erosion. Flat terraces, composed mainly of sand and gravel deposits, are found at various places around the Lake Superior shoreline and their prominence gave Terrace Bay its name.
 
Erected by Archaeological and Historic Sites Board of Ontario.
 
Location. 48° 46.888′ N, 87° 6.152′ W. Marker is in Terrace Bay, Ontario, in Thunder Bay District. Marker is on Trans-Canada Highway (Provincial Highway 17) 0.3 kilometers east of Lakeview Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located in the town park across from the Terrace Bay Lighthouse (a replica built in 2011). Marker is in this post office area: Terrace Bay, Ontario P0T 2W0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers.
Wideview of Glacial Terraces Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, July 10, 2017
2. Wideview of Glacial Terraces Marker
At least 2 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Japanese-Canadian Road Camps (approx. 12.4 kilometers away); Sir Collingwood Schreiber (approx. 12.4 kilometers away).
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.
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