Title

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, dikes were used to stabiliz

Authors

David C. Smith

Source

Salt

Date

11-1985

Volume Number

Number 26

Pages

12

Abstract

In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century, dikes were used to stabilize salt marshes, controlling their salinity to produce varying grades of hay. Dikes made salt marshes some of the most valuable land along the Maine coast. The last working dike in Maine was in Addison in 1946. Diagram shows how dikes were built and hay was harvested. Details.

Subjects

Dikes (Engineering)

Full text is not available here. Please contact the Library for a copy of the article.

Share

COinS