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Abandoned Shoreline of Lake Michigan

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2011
1. Abandoned Shoreline of Lake Michigan Marker
Inscription. This ridge is an ancient beach or sand bar of Lake Michigan whose waters reached this point 8,000 years ago when the lake level was 20 feet higher than now. Clark Street runs north atop this ridge. The park ponds lie between such old beaches, abandoned by the shrinking lake.

The outer boundary of Diversey Harbor and the boat slip running south of it to North Avenue are man-made land.
 
Erected by The Chicago Park District.
 
Location. 41° 54.955′ N, 87° 37.857′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker can be reached from North Stockton Drive 0.2 miles north of West Lasalle Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located in Lincoln Park, south of South Pond. Marker is in this post office area: Chicago IL 60614, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Potter's Field (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Couch Tomb (approx. 0.2 miles away); Kennison Boulder Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hidden Truths (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Couch Tomb (approx.
Abandoned Shoreline of Lake Michigan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 30, 2011
2. Abandoned Shoreline of Lake Michigan Marker
0.2 miles away); Abraham Lincoln Monument (approx. mile away); Landmark Landings (approx. mile away); “Rites of Spring” (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 745 times since then and 69 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 3, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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