Desert of Maine (Spring architecture desert trees ). Photo by Kennebunker

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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