Stillwater River (Maine)

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Stillwater River
Stillwater River Maine.JPG
Origin Maine
Mouth Penobscot River
44°52′56″N 68°39′49″W / 44.8823°N 68.6635°W / 44.8823; -68.6635 (Stillwater River)Coordinates: 44°52′56″N 68°39′49″W / 44.8823°N 68.6635°W / 44.8823; -68.6635 (Stillwater River)
Basin countries United States
Length 11.5 miles (18.5 km)
Source elevation 100 feet (30 m)
Mouth elevation 50 feet (15 m)

The Stillwater River is an 11.5-mile-long (18.5 km)[1] side channel of the Penobscot River in Maine. From its source (44°57′59″N 68°38′45″W / 44.9664°N 68.6458°W / 44.9664; -68.6458 (Stillwater River source)) in Old Town, the Stillwater runs 2.3 miles (3.7 km) northwest along the northeast side of Orson Island, the site of the Penobscot Indian Reservation. It then runs 9.2 miles (14.8 km) south along the west sides of Orson and Marsh islands, over three dammed falls. The stream rejoins the main stem of the Penobscot in Orono.

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 22, 2011