York River (Maine)
The York River is a 13-mile-long (21 km) stream in southeast Maine, United States. It is tidal for over half of its length. It rises at York Pond in Eliot, and conjoined by brooks and creeks, feeds the tidal section. The York River flows southeast to the Atlantic Ocean at York Harbor in the town of York.
The Abenaki name for the York River was Agamenticus, which means "Beyond-the-hill-little-cove". According to Eben Norton Horsford, Agamenticus "described the site of the mouth of Little York River to one approaching it from the north, as it lay behind the hill called by the Indians "Sassanows" (the modern Agamenticus). Little York River, a short tidal river, was the "Beyond-the-hill-little-cove."
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 30, 2011
- Eben Norton Horsford, The Indian Names of Boston, and Their Meaning; John Wilson & Son, University Press, Cambridge 1886
- History of Sewall's Bridge
- "York River". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 30 September 1980. Retrieved 2009-09-17.