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A moraine is a ridge or heap of earth and stones collected by a glacier and deposited. Long Island farther south is a moraine.The Grand Banks and the Georges Banks to which many a Cape Cod schooner has gone to fish are now shallows, remnants of moraine formed islands, long ago swallowed up by the sea.

Moving ice, pushing forward with the immense force of millions of tons of glacier behind it, can move uphill, taking rocks with it. That’s why you see enormous boulders in such unlikely looking situations. One of the biggest of these is not on Cape Cod, but in Madison in New Hampshire. It is ninety feet long, forty feet wide, and thirty-eight feet high. Its weight is estimated to be ten thousand tons- (two million pounds).

Hokum Rock in the Town of Dennis is very large and is in the spot where it is from glacial movement.

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Posted by Cape Cod - (website) on 02/22/06
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