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U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013–1003

Sea-Floor Geology in Northeastern Block Island Sound, Rhode Island

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Figure 2. A map showing end moraines in southern New York and New England.

Figure 2. Map of end moraines (black polygons) and submerged ridges (dashed lines) in southern New York and New England (modified from Gustavson and Boothroyd, 1987) with the study area (red-outline polygon). The Ronkonkoma-Block Island-Nantucket terminal moraine represents the maximum advance of the Laurentide Ice Sheet about 20,000 to 24,000 years ago, whereas the Harbor Hill-Roanoke Point-Charlestown-Buzzards Bay end moraine represents a retreated ice-sheet position from about 18,000 years ago (Uchupi and others, 2001).

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