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American Landscapes: Acadia National Park


Acadia National Park
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November 2005
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Photograph by Michael Melford

Waters washing the shore near Ship Harbor rarely warm beyond 60°F (15°C), a chill reminder of glacial forces that sculpted Acadia's ancient bedrock. A creeping sheet of ice up to 4,000 feet (1,200 meters) thick ground down mountains, gouged out valleys, and carried loads of rock nearly 400 miles (640 kilometers) out to sea.
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