Fraser River (Newfoundland and Labrador)

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Fraser River
Country Canada
Physical characteristics
Main source Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador
297 m (974 ft)
56°44′34.34″N 63°52′2″W / 56.7428722°N 63.86722°W / 56.7428722; -63.86722
River mouth Nain Bay, Labrador, Newfoundland and Labrador
0 m (0 ft)
56°37′13.27″N 62°15′12″W / 56.6203528°N 62.25333°W / 56.6203528; -62.25333Coordinates: 56°37′13.27″N 62°15′12″W / 56.6203528°N 62.25333°W / 56.6203528; -62.25333
Length 105 km (65 mi)

The Fraser River in northern Labrador flows west to east in geological trench. The gorge is narrow and deep. The upper watershed drains to Tasisuak Lake. Eastward the rift widens to shallow, brackish ponds where flow reverses with the flush of tide. Salt marshes border the mouth and vast sandy delta littered with bouders stretches to Nain Bay[1] (about 35 km (22 mi) west of Nain).

In 1910, British explorer Hesketh Prichard ascended the river, continuing through Bear Ravine (56°41′50.78″N 63°30′27.58″W / 56.6974389°N 63.5076611°W / 56.6974389; -63.5076611) to access Indian House Lake on George River.

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  1. ^ Lawrence W. Coady (2008). The Lost Canoe: A Labrador Adventure. p. 14. ISBN 978-1-55109-658-2. 

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