The Roar of the Bay

The Roar of the Bay
The Roar of the Bay

Monday, June 6, 2011

Site Scouting - "Fern Ledges"

I've been doing research on important geological and fossil sites in the Maritimes. I've come across some information about an old site once frequented by Sir John William Dawson and Charles Lyell. From what I've learned thus far, the fossils contained in the rocks at that location yield flora from the Carboniferous period (there was a lot of debate about dating this formation: Devonian vs. Carboniferous).

My travels that day took me to sunny Saint John, New Brunswick. Fern Ledges is just one of numerous sites of geological significance in the Saint John area.

View from Duck Cove.

Small island where seals were bathing in the Sun.

This was my view of the rock formation I was there to investigate. It was late in the afternoon when I got there so I didn't get the chance to walk around much, but what I saw made me want to come check it out again very soon.

From Duck Cove and Fern Ledges back at the turn of the 20th century.

Stay tuned!

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