Crane Point

East of Ottawa House, Crane Point looks across to the Parrsboro Light. The dark red and ochre coloured rocks are thought by geologists to be similar to the spectacular ‘flatirons’ of East Bay. Although the rocks bear witness to strong deformation, they still hold a fossil record of life in the waters and on land before the ‘Coal Age’.

Geological Formation: West Bay Formation
Age: Early Carboniferous/Mississippian (circa 325 million years)
Directions: Access the beach at Ottawa House By the Sea, turning left towards the Parrsboro lighthouse.


Click for a Larger View

Facebook

From our Geopark neighbours in these tough times ....Though New Brunswick has been politically distinct from Nova Scotia since 18 June 1784, we will always be together in terms of natural and human history. The Bay of Fundy has and continues to define us and shape our shores. On behalf of Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark and the New Brunswick Museum, our condolences to the families and communities of everyone involved in this tragedy.



Le Nouveau-Brunswick a beau être distinct de la Nouvelle-Écosse depuis le 18 juin 1784, nous serons toujours ensemble en ce qui concerne l’histoire naturelle et humaine. La baie de Fundy nous a définis et continuera à le faire, tout comme elle façonne toujours nos rivages. Au nom du Géoparc mondial UNESCO Stonehammer et du Musée du Nouveau-Brunswick, nos plus sincères condoléances à toutes les familles et communautés touchées par cette terrible tragédie.

#nbmmnb #stonehammerrocks #cliffsoffundy #NovaScotiaStrong #NovaScotia #nouvelleecosse # NewBrunswick #NouveauBrunswick
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

During these difficult, difficult days, look out across the Bay, to the forest, to the sky, and be healed by the Earth on this 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. Perhaps think of what good deeds we can do for Mother Earth one day soon. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

To all of you who have lost loved ones, who have broken or heavy hearts, we hold you in our hearts. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

What is a Geopark?

A Geopark is a designation that attracts tourists wishing to explore the connections between geology, local communities, culture, and nature. Geoparks are designed to promote tourism and celebrate a region’s uniqueness, and do not prohibit any land use.