Tilting Rock Pamphlet, Acadia National Park-Day Mountain, Seal Harbor, ca. 1960

Contributed by Mount Desert Island Historical Society


This is an image of a page in a small, hand drawn pamphlet about a rock formation located on Mount Desert Island. The pamphlet was created by Charles K. Savage in honor of the naturally occurring granite formation in the woods that was of great geologic interest to him and others, called Tilting Rock.

Savage was known for his daily walk in the woods and his photographing of the flora and rocks he encountered on them. Savage also often took crews of workers into the woods with pulleys and other tools to remove rocks that he felt were particularly beautiful. Savage would then use the rocks to decorate the gardens that he designed or as sculptural features in many locations around Northeast Harbor.

This pamphlet includes Savage's text, quotes from geologists and other naturalists who had described this formation, personal photos, and a hand-lettered cover.

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About This Item

  • Title: Tilting Rock Pamphlet, Acadia National Park-Day Mountain, Seal Harbor, ca. 1960
  • Creator: Charles Kenneth Savage
  • Creation Date: circa 1960
  • Subject Date: circa 1960
  • Location: Mount Desert, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper, Photographs
  • Dimensions: 8 cm x 17 cm
  • Collection: Private collection
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Mount Desert Island Historical Society
PO Box 653, 353 Sound Drive, Mount Desert, ME 04660
(207) 276-9323

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