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Desert of Maine

Uploaded by: Kennebunker

Sunday May 12, 2013

Freeport, ME (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: There are only four of these glacial silt "deserts" in the world, one of them right here in Maine. This one appeared after more than a century of careless farming practices between 1796 and 1903 caused the topsoil to erode, revealing the glacial silt deposits from 11,000 years ago. Over the last century the winds have shifted the sands even more, completely burying the spring house under 35 feet of sand, and building 90 foot dunes over what once once pasture land and gardens.

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3. Kennebunker
12:36 AM GMT on May 13, 2013
Thanks for looking, Betsy and Ingrid. The sand is so laden with mica, that it sparkles on sunny days. They had to build stairs to provide access from the barn, which, up through the 1970s, was level with the fields, and which are now covered with dunes of glacial silt.

Here's an image before the dunes shifted in front of the 1783 barn:

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2. cyril8
12:33 AM GMT on May 13, 2013
Beautiful lighting, amazing history, lovely shot!
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1. luvne32
12:28 AM GMT on May 13, 2013
Interesting, Wilma.
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