The Ever Changing Cape Henlopen

The Ever Changing Cape Henlopen (HMQC5)

Location: Lewes, DE 19958 Sussex County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 47.717', W 75° 5.513'

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Cape Henlopen, Delaware

Cape: a piece of land jutting into a body of water beyond the rest of the coast line; a headland; a promontory. Delaware's coastline is constantly changing. The daily effects of wind, tidal currents, and wave action are reshaping and redesigning the outline of Delaware. Over time, a coastline may move landward or seaward due to changes in sea-level and the amount of sediment available offshore. One striking example of this movement on the East Coast is the constantly changing Cape Henlopen. The map and photographs show how the coastline has moved about one mile northward in less than 170 years.
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HM NumberHMQC5
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Placed ByDelaware State Parks
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 12:45am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 492020 N 4294063
Decimal Degrees38.79528333, -75.09188333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.717', W 75° 5.513'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 43.02" N, 75° 5' 30.78" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2601 Post Rd, Lewes DE 19958, US
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