The Wedgwood Erratic, North Seattle
By Dave Tucker. December 18, 2009
This monster erratic , 19 feet (5.8 m) tall by 75 feet (23 m) circumference, resides in the Wedgwood neighborhood in Seattle, which is north of the University District. Doug McKeever, who teaches geology at Whatcom Community College in Bellingham, went to see it and provided the photo. Doug said the Wedgwood Erratic is serpentinized greenstone, reminiscent of the rocks in the Chilliwack Group (see the entry on Mount Herman erratics). Locally known as ‘Big Rock’ (for reasons we don’t need to expound on here) is in an informal neighborhood park near the intersection of NE 72nd Street and 28th Avenue NE. The Wedgwood erratic even has its own wikipedia entry. If you know anything more about the geology of this erratic, please contact this website to update this entry.
Click here to visit The Leschi Park erratic ,well worth visiting. It is full of fossil shells.