Borns quoted in BDN article on state’s large rocks

Hal Borns, professor emeritus with the University of Maine Climate Change Institute and School of Earth and Climate Sciences, spoke with the Bangor Daily News for the article, “Our rocks: Glacial hitchhikers dot Maine’s lakes, lands.” According to Borns, large rocks around the state are glacial erratics. “As the ice moves along, it picks up the ledge wherever it can,” he said, adding the strong and large rocks made of granite traveled with the glaciers and eventually touched down elsewhere, including on top of mountains or in lakes. “You can find pieces of that [Dedham] granite sitting on top of the pink granite down in Bar Harbor,” Borns said. “The classic case is that so-called Balance Rock on The Bubbles. That’s Dedham granite.”