Figure 16. Air view looking up the Morse River. The Morse River has cut deeply into Popham Beach State Park causing erosion that has removed primary frontal dunes and is continuing to remove a mature stand of pitch pine maritime forest that is the largest and most northern such stand of trees in the Gulf of Maine. It is estimated that these trees are about 100 years old. This may be the farthest inland the Morse River has meandered since the mid 1800s or earlier. Photo taken on 11-10-09 by J. Picher, Director, Engineering and Realty, Bureau of Parks and Lands, Department of Conservation.
Last updated on February 1, 2010