Sunday, March 9, 2014

Shelter Rock

Location:   Manhasset, New York
Year:   10,000 B.C.E.

Shelter Rock is a huge boulder deposited on the north shore of Long Island by glacial action during the last Ice Age. The Rock lies about ten feet from the eponymously-named Shelter Rock Road just within the bounds of the old Whitney family estate. It takes its name from the fact that the local Indians used it as a weather break in inclement conditions. The Rock weighs about 1,800 tons and has an overhang some thirty feet high. 

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