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Highest granite hill in Penobscot Bay—North and south terraces on west side of a valley—A singular ridge forming the east side of a dell, 475 yards long, cut out of the solid granite—Evidence that 10,000 t of rock have been removed from the western rim of the dell, towards its northern point—A perpendicular wall of granite facing the south, 24 ft east and west and 20 ft above the rubbish—Tremendous force necessary to disrupt this wall—Largest boulder in town—A large wedge shaped boulder—Polishing and scratching of south side of hills—View from the top of a high hill—Evident enormous denudation within sight—Surface of granite broken up into sheets or “platforms”; how it was probably done—Lunoid furrows, their utility and how made—Some granite boulders foreign to the place or time, where they rest.
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Second Geological Report of Maine for 1838, p 149.
From luna the Latin for moon, and eidos the Greek for likeness or form—meaning a furrow shaped like a crescent or new moon.
In the State Report heretofore mentioned an error occurring in my article probably by the correction of the proof reader, of south for north.
- Research on Rocks
Harold W. Borns Jr.
Kirk Allen Maasch