Weskeag River

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Weskeag River
Location
CountryUnited States
Physical characteristics
Source 
 ⁃ locationMaine
 ⁃ elevation35 feet (11 m)
Mouth 
 ⁃ location
West Penobscot Bay
 ⁃ coordinates
44°02′N 69°07′W / 44.03°N 69.11°W / 44.03; -69.11 (Weskeag River)Coordinates: 44°02′N 69°07′W / 44.03°N 69.11°W / 44.03; -69.11 (Weskeag River)
 ⁃ elevation
sea level
Length5 miles (8 km)

The Weskeag River is a short tidal river in Knox County, Maine. The Abenaki Indians called it Wessaweskeag, meaning "tidal creek" or "salt creek". From its source (44°04′13″N 69°09′38″W / 44.0702°N 69.1606°W / 44.0702; -69.1606 (Weskeag River source)) in South Thomaston, the river runs 1.2 miles (1.9 km) northeast and southeast to its confluence with Marsh Creek, then 4.2 miles (6.8 km) southeast through its estuary to the Muscle Ridge Channel of West Penobscot Bay.[1] Its mouth is on the border between the towns of South Thomaston and Owls Head.

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 22, 2011
  • "Weskeag River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 30 September 1980. Retrieved 2010-09-28.
  • Maine Streamflow Data from the USGS
  • Maine Watershed Data From Environmental Protection Agency