Phriday Photo – Somes Sound

Somes Sound - Somesville, Maine
Considered the only fjord on the east coast in the US

“Somes Sound runs north-south in the middle of Mount Desert Island. This section is at the southern end where it opens into the open ocean. At the north end is the small and picturesque village of Somesville, the first settlement on the island.” –

Its overall geology makes it like a fjord, but not quite. Another Scandinavian term, fjard, probably applies better to the sound. A fjard is smaller in all ways than a fjord, and is simply a glacially carved embayment that is drowned by the sea.” Maine Geological Survey

Standing Proud by Somes Sound
Somes Sound - Somesville, Maine

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