Figure 2. Deglaciation chronology for the State of Maine (in thousands of years, modified from Borns and others, 2004). Location of the Bangor quadrangle and radiocarbon ages constraining time of deglaciation are plotted. A reservoir correction of -600 years has been applied to ages from marine samples. Areas in dark blue were isostatically depressed and later flooded by sea water after glacial retreat.
Compilers note: based on recent studies, the ages of each ice-marginal position line (represented by orange numbers at heavy black lines) in southwestern Maine are now thought to be significantly younger than as shown on this map (Thompson and others, 2008).
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Last updated on January 13, 2009