Marchington River (Ontario)

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Marchington River
Marchington River (Ontario) is located in Ontario
Marchington River (Ontario)
Location of the mouth of the Marchington River in Ontario
RegionNorthwestern Ontario
DistrictKenora, Thunder Bay
Physical characteristics
SourceKashaweogama Lake
 - locationThunder Bay District
 - coordinates50°23′58″N 90°52′11″W / 50.39944°N 90.86972°W / 50.39944; -90.86972
 - elevation390 m (1,280 ft)
MouthAbram Lake
 - location
Kenora District
 - coordinates
50°05′47″N 91°48′14″W / 50.09639°N 91.80389°W / 50.09639; -91.80389Coordinates: 50°05′47″N 91°48′14″W / 50.09639°N 91.80389°W / 50.09639; -91.80389
 - elevation
357 m (1,171 ft)
Length118 km (73 mi)
Basin features
River systemHudson Bay drainage basin
 - leftHoughton Creek, Drive Creek, Sturgeon River, Martin Creek
 - rightNorth River, Runway Creek

The Marchington River is a river in the Hudson Bay drainage basin located in Kenora and Thunder Bay Districts in northwestern Ontario, Canada. It travels 78 kilometres (48 mi) from its head at Kashaweogama Lake in Thunder Bay District through a series of lakes to Marchington Lake, where it meets the Sturgeon River and North River. It then continues 30 kilometres (19 mi) over the small McDougall Falls and through Botsford Lake before emptying into the English River at Abram Lake near Sioux Lookout.

Highway 516 crosses the river approximately 6.5 km (4.0 mi) north of its confluence with Marchington Lake. Highway 642 and the CN transcontinental rail line cross the river about 4 km (2.5 mi) and 2 km (1.2 mi) respectively upstream of the mouth, near Superior Junction.


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  • "Toporama - Topographic Map Sheets 52J3, 52J4, 52J6 and 52J7". Atlas of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Archived from the original on 2010-02-10. Retrieved 2007-11-06.
  • "Map sheets 13 and 16". Official Road Map of Ontario. Ontario Ministry of Transportation. 2009-05-26. Retrieved 2007-11-06.