Mount Shaw

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Mount Shaw
Elevation 2,990 ft (910 m)[1]
Prominence 2,330 ft (710 m)[1]
Listing #23 New England Fifty Finest
Location Carroll County, New Hampshire, U.S.
Range Ossipee Mountains
Coordinates 43°44′38″N 71°16′27″W / 43.74394°N 71.274112°W / 43.74394; -71.274112Coordinates: 43°44′38″N 71°16′27″W / 43.74394°N 71.274112°W / 43.74394; -71.274112[1]
Topo map USGS Melvin Village

Mount Shaw is a mountain located within the Castle in the Clouds estate in Carroll County, New Hampshire. With a summit elevation of 2,990 feet (911 m) it is the highest of the Ossipee Mountains.

Although of only moderate elevation, the isolation of the Ossipee Mountains gives Shaw 2,330 ft (710 m) of prominence above the low ground separating it from the White Mountains, making it one of twelve peaks in New Hampshire with a prominence over 2,000 feet (610 m).[2]

The north and southeast sides of Mt. Shaw drain into the Lovell and Dan Hole rivers, thence into the Ossipee River, Saco River and the Gulf of Maine. The southwest side drains into the Melvin River which flows into Lake Winnipesaukee, thence into the Winnipesaukee River, Merrimack River, and into the Gulf of Maine in Massachusetts.

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  1. ^ a b c "Mount Shaw, New Hampshire". Retrieved 2013-02-08. 
  2. ^ "Northeast USA Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence". Retrieved 2013-02-08. 

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