Abstract

Detailed Features of Covey Hill Gulf

This locality has been regarded as a critical point; in the study of glacial dams. It has been most fully described by Prof. T. B. Woodworth.2

The summit of the hill is 1 mile north of the international boundary line and some 20 miles west of Lake Champlain. It is a flattened ridge 3 or 4 miles long, rising on the floor of the northeastern angle of the Adirondack plateau. The highest point is 1,113 feet above the sea. Immediately southward is a flat depression, a mile in width, reduced in part to an elevation of 1,025 feet. Both north and south of the depression steps of rock rise abruptly. The outlying Covey Hill is like eminences observable on dissected tablelands, best seen outside of drift regions, where the local drainage, descending both sides of spurs, produces depressions which eventually dissect the plateaus into

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