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The Geology of the
Two Lights and Crescent Beach State Parks Area,
Cape Elizabeth, Maine


by

Arthur M. Hussey II1,2


1 Maine Geological Survey
Augusta, Maine 04333

2 Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine 04011

Maine Geological Survey
Bulletin 26

Originally published in 1982
Online Edition, 2006



A note about the bulletin

The Geology of the Two Lights and Crescent Beach State Parks area, Cape Elizabeth, Maine by Arthur M. Hussey II was originally published in 1982 and reflects the geologic understanding of the time. The bulletin went out of print in the late 1980's. Since 1982, interpretations of the geology of the area have changed somewhat, but the localities and features discussed in the bulletin will be of interest to anyone planning to visit the parks.

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction

The Rocks of the Two Lights - Crescent Beach Area

  • The Cape Elizabeth Formation at Two Lights State Park
  • Structural Features of the Cape Elizabeth Formation
  • The Scarboro Formation at Crescent Beach State Park
  • Faults

Geologic History Prior to Glaciation

  • Migrating Continents and Spreading Sea Floors

Geologic History During and After Glaciation

  • Glacial Features and Deposits
  • Sea Level Changes and Beach Formation

Conclusion

Glossary of Geologic Terms


Last updated on December 8, 2009