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Stop #16: Salt Marsh

Location:
Route 1, between Harrington and Milbridge. Remnant dikes visible in marsh areas.

N 44°35'30" W 67°51'15"

Geology:
Salt Marsh: Between Harrington and Milbridge, several salt marshes are visible from the road. On some of these you can observe remnants of 18th-and 19th-century dykes that were used in the process of desalting the marsh grass. The resulting marsh hay was an important part of the agricultural economy, until the 20th century.

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