Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America
One of six volumes generated by each GSA section for the Decade of North American Geology (DNAG) project, this Centennial Field Guide contains descriptions of 100 sites or site clusters representing outstanding geologic locations in Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, eastern Ontario, Quebec, and Washington, D.C.
Robert N. Oldale, 1987. "Wisconsinan and pre-Wisconsinan drift and Sangamonian marine deposits, Sankaty Head, Nantucket, Massachusetts", Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, David C. Roy
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Sankaty Head is located on the eastern shore of Nantucket Island near its southeast corner (Fig. 1). Nantucket lies about 90 mi (150 km) southeast of Boston and about 30 mi (45 km) from Hyannis on Cape Cod. Access to the island is by sea, a2.5-hour car ferry ride across Nantucket Sound from Hyannis, orby air from Boston and Hyannis. Once on the island, the U.S. Geological Survey 7½-minute Siasconset topographic map (1:25,000) and the geologic map of Nantucket (1:48,000 Oldale,1985) will be useful guides for the trip to Sankaty Head. Whetherarriving by sea or air, the route to...