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Cape Enrage

The rocky shoreline of New Brunswick’s Fundy coast is a mix of Precambrian, Carboniferous and Triassic age rocks. At Cape Enrage east of Fundy National Park flat-lying rocks from the Upper Carboniferous stretch to the horizon in both directions. From the lighthouse perched on top of the cliff it is possible to examine the stratigraphy up close. Rock-climbing is one of the favorite activities here. The rock layers have a gentle slope and slowly each layer dips down to the sea. Individual layers may be thick or thin, sand or shale, barren or full of fossils. The Boss Point Formation that outcrops here is generally sandy, coarse sand grains were transported by ancient rivers, burying trees upright in floodplains and dragging tree trunks along in the flowing water.

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