Nature of the Work

In 1897 I spent a month among the mountains of the highland region of Maine, ascending a number of the higher peaks, notably mount Abraham, in the Dead River plantation, and mount Ktaadn. The chief object of this expedition was to satisfy myself, from personal study, as to the probable succession of events near the close of the Glacial Period in the New England region.

Some American writers have called attention to the evidence of local glaciation among the New England mountains, but of late years very little has been done toward a study of these phenomena. Evidence has also been brought forward seeming to prove that the continental glacier passed from Canada across the Saint Lawrence and over the highest New England mountains; yet certain Canadian geologists have held that the Labrador glacier did not cross the Saint Lawrence valley and invade the New England . . .

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