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Map showing changes in shoreline of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, during the past 200 years

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 534
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Abstract

The history of the coast of Martha's Vineyard is mostly a story of erosion, although locally the shore has alternately advanced and retreated.  Erosion of the island's shores has, in fact, been going on for thousands of years, and although we know little about the erosion of distant times, it is quite possible that the rate of erosion was about the same as now; about 16 acreas are lost to the sea every year, about 13 of which are lost on the south shore alone.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Map showing changes in shoreline of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, during the past 200 years
Series title Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number 534
DOI 10.3133/mf534
Year Published 1973
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Description 34.75 x 22.36 inches
Country United States
State Massachusetts
Other Geospatial Martha's Vineyard