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The Geological/Glacial History of Little Traverse Bay

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The Geological/Glacial History of Little Traverse Bay

Time: January 9, 2014 from 12pm to 1pm
Location: Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
Street: 426 Bay Street
City/Town: Petoskey
Website or Map: http://www.watershedcouncil.o…
Phone: 231-330-4390
Event Type: educational
Organized By: Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council
Latest Activity: Jan 9

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Two ski hills loom over the north side of Little Traverse Bay, rising some 750 feet above the Bay’s water surface. In the time of Lake Algonquin 10,000 years ago, these were but islands. Turn back the page another 10,000 years and the hills were not even visible because they were covered with mountains of ice. And “mountains of ice” is not an exaggeration. The ice sheets that covered and formed the present-day landscape in Michigan reached upward of two miles of thickness, which would be the equivalent of a stack of 14 Nubs Nob ski hills. Join Kevin Cronk, Monitoring and Research Coordinator for Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, to learn more of the geological and glacial history of the region surrounding Little Traverse Bay.


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