Waukeag was a word used by the Penobscot and Maliseet tribes to describe a natural glacial formation called a “kame” that resembled a horse's back. A kame is a hill or mound of gravel and sand formed by streams on the bottom of slow moving glaciers. When the glaciers melted, they left these deposits throughout Maine. Waukeag meant “a horseback in a place where the tide runs out strong” and referred to the kame in the great tidal stream that fills Sullivan Harbor, Sullivan Falls north through Taunton Bay and Hog Bay in Franklin.
Sorrento, at Waukeag Neck's tip, is about 14 miles (23 km) from Ellsworth and 14 miles (23 km) from the entrance to the Schoodic Peninsula section of Acadia National Park. View the Schoodic Map to see how to get there.
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