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Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

41.6N 70.2W

June 14th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Massachusetts, USA - June 8th, 2009

Massachusetts, USA - June 8th, 2009

Cape Cod is a peninsula in the easternmost portion of the state of Massachusetts, in the Northeastern United States. The islands of Martha’s Vineyard (left) and Nantucket (right) are visible south of the peninsula in the full image.

Cape Cod was formed as the terminal moraine of a glacier, resulting in a peninsula in the Atlantic Ocean. In 1914, the Cape Cod Canal was cut through the base or isthmus of the peninsula (center left). Here, the canal appears as a black line separating the Cape from the mainland.

However, despite the construction of the canal, Cape Cod is still identified as a peninsula by geographers, who do not change landform designations based on man-made canal construction.

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