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Geology of Salem Sound's Coastline and Harbors!
Did you know that our North Shore coastline is built on a foundation of volcanic bedrock with affinities to Western Africa?
Join Salem Sound Coaswatch and the Abbot Public Library for an illustrated presentation on the "Geologic History and Evolution of Salem Sound" by Dr. Lindley Hanson, Professor at Salem State University. Dr. Hanson, whose specialty is the geology of New England, will talk about how these rocks traveled here and the geologic processes that shaped our harbors and coasts.
After this session, you'll view our rocky coasts and landscapes from an entirely different perspective!
This is the first in a series of four lectures sponsored jointly by Salem Sound Coastwatch and the Abbot Public Library on "Underwater in Salem Sound."
This program is funded in part by a grant from the Massachusetts Environmental Trust through the sale of "Preserve the Trust" license plates.
More About Abbot Public Library
Abbot Public Library was founded in 1877. The library's present-day building was erected in 1953 and renovated in 1991.
The library offers books and resources—such as videos, audiobooks, CDs, magazines, research databases and more—for people of all ages. Activities and events such as evening lectures, online classes, children's story hours, book discussion groups and art exhibits are offered throughout the year.