Saturday, July 06, 2013

Point Robinson

Maury Island cuts eastward across the north-south grain of the Puget Sound landscape, begging questions about both why it's here and its effect on glacial processes 16,000 years ago.  Point Robinson lies at its eastern tip, collecting sediment that is transported up the southern shoreline of the island (where it merges with a much smaller contribution from the northern shore of the island).


Point Robinson is a small cuspate foreland and like many other similar features, its location and its morphology lend themselves to a lighthouse.

Point Robinson:  January 2010

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