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Cheryl Delisle
(207) 432-4381
189 Granny Kent Pond Rd
Shapleigh, ME
Agency
Sanford Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Middle East, Canada, Caribbean, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Educational, Family Fun, Family Travel, Historical, Luxury Travel, National Parks, Other, Senior / Mature Adult, Student / Youth, Women's Travel
Website
www.lighthousegrouptravelplanners.com

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Karen Allain
(207) 324-5015
1293 Main St Ste A
Sanford, ME
Agency
The Travel Center
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.thetravelcenterusa.com

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Bonnie Laferriere
(603) 401-0299
4 Inwood Circle
Pelham, NH
Agency
O'Brien Familytime Travel - Affiliate of America's Vacation Center
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Canada, Caribbean, Europe-Northern, Europe-Western, Latin America & Mexico, South America, U.S. - Hawaii, U.S. - Midwest, U.S. - Northeast, U.S. - Southeast, U.S. - West
Specialities
Amusement / Theme Parks, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Business Travel, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Family Fun, Family Travel, Incentive Travel, Lifestyle / Family / Specialty, Motorcoach / Bus, National Parks, Rail, Senior / Mature Adult, Student / Youth
Website
www.obrienfamilytimetravel.net

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Sandra Cleary
(800) 493-6609
70 Whittier Hwy
Moultonborough, NH
Agency
Crucon Cruise Outlet Plus, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.crucon.com

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Gayle Baker
(603) 447-8860
Po Box 1060
Conway, NH
Agency
Gayle Bakers Valley Travel
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.gbvalleytravel.com

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Christine Alderson
(207) 439-2022
74 State Rd Ste 202
Kittery, ME
Agency
Advantage Travel an Affiliate of Travel Experts, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Destinations
Africa, Antarctica/Arctic Region, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe-Western, South America, U.S. - Alaska, U.S. - Hawaii
Specialities
Adventure Travel, Barge / Canal / RiverCruises, Cruising / Cruise Lines, Educational, Family Fun, Honeymoon, Meeting Planning / Events, Safari
Website
www.advantagetravelofkittery.com

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Kathryn Lamphier
(603) 436-4110
1 Bayside Rd
Greenland, NH
Agency
Posh Travel Ltd.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.poshtravel.com

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Debbie Adams
(800) 493-6609
70 Whittier Hwy
Moultonborough, NH
Agency
Crucon Cruise Outlet Plus, Inc.
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.crucon.com

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Richard Bogin
(603) 536-2403
13 Town West Road
Plymouth, NH
Agency
Plymouth Travel/ Cruise Docktors
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Specialities
Cruising / Cruise Lines, Speciality, Student / Youth, Motorcoach / Bus
Website
www.plymouth-travel.com

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Mike Spinelli
(703) 740-4257
173 Range Rd
Windham, NH
Agency
Vacation.com
Membership Associations
American Society of Travel Agents
Website
www.vacation.com

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Discover Salton Sea, CA

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November 30, 2010 by Rex Vogel · 2 Comments  

Following along the San Andreas Fault, California State Highway 111 winds around the eastern shore of Salton Sea which occupies the Salton Basin, a remnant of prehistoric Lake Cahuilla.

The Salton Sea is a haven for bird watchers © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Lying 228 feet below sea level, Salton Sea is an inland saline lake in the Sonoran Desert of extreme southeastern California. It is bordered on the south by the rich agricultural areas of the Imperial Valley and on the west, by Anza-Borrego Desert State Park . Both the Salton Sea State Recreation Area and the Sony Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge are located on its shores.

The Salton Sea is currently 35 miles by 15 miles and can be as long as 40 miles by almost 20 miles in particularly wet years. It has an average depth of nearly 30 feet and, at its deepest, is 51 feet. It contains 7.3 million acre feet of water and evaporates 1.3 million acre feet each year. There is a five-mile-long trench on the south end of the Sea that is 51 feet deep. Interestingly, the bed of the Salton Sea is only five feet higher than the lowest spot in Death Valley.

It is estimated that over 1 million visitors spend time at the Salton Sea each year.

From the highway you will spot the sea past fields of citrus; it looks much more like a huge mirage.
The Salton Sea is the big mystery here. How and why it came into being is a fascinating story. The Salton Sea is a place that’s been accurately dubbed the weirdest body of water in America. It has no outlet, and its main sources of new water are agricultural drainage ditches. It has become a natural wonder.

Water flow and climate shaped the basin, creating one of the most diverse regions in the world. The area contains an amazing range of plants and animals. It continues to change today. Name your interest and you will probably find a chance to pursue it in the Salton Sea area. Ancient history, bat caves, boating, camping, conservation, fishing, geology—right through the alphabet—it is all here.

One of several recreation areas along the Salton Sea. © Rex Vogel, all rights reserved

Geologically, this area was once part of a larger body of water extending north through the San Joaquin Valley. A great up thrust lifted the land and formed mountains. The downfolding created Salton sink and the Imperial and Coachella valleys. The sink was dry for many years and salt was mined from it.

In 1901, a dam was built to divert water from the Colorado River near Yuma and carried in canals to irrigate lands in the Imperial Valley. In 1905, the dam broke and water rushed into the Salton Sink for two years, filling it to an elevation of 195 feet below sea level.

Already more salty than seawater, and becoming more saline by the day, the Salton Sea was steeped in continuous political controversy over its future during the 1950s and 60s.

The Salton Sea was a popular sporting dest...

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