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Eastham in Barnstable County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Doane Rock

 
 
Doane Rock Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, September 11, 2016
1. Doane Rock Marker
Inscription. Cape Cod is composed almost entirely of rock debris deposited by the ice age glaciers over 18,000 years ago. Most of this debris, called “glacial till”, consists of clay, sand, and pebbles, but the ice age also deposited larger stones.

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.
 
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 Rock image. Click for full size.
By Alan M. Perrie, September 11, 2016
2. Doane Rock
Doane Road. Touch for map. Park in the large lot on Pinecrest Drive 50 yards southeast of Doane Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pinecrest Drive, Eastham MA 02642, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Life Savers (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Outermost House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Changing Beach (approx. 0.6 miles away); Workboat of the Marshes (approx. 0.9 miles away); Kettles (approx. 0.9 miles away); Three Sisters Lit the Way (approx. one mile away); The Long, Black Cable (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pushed Back by the Sea (approx. 1.1 miles 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.)
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 23, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 23, 2017, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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