Narraguagus River

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Narraguagus River
Country United States
Basin
Main source Maine
River mouth Narraguagus Bay
sea level
44°31′23″N 67°51′25″W / 44.523°N 67.857°W / 44.523; -67.857Coordinates: 44°31′23″N 67°51′25″W / 44.523°N 67.857°W / 44.523; -67.857
Physical characteristics
Length 55 miles (89 km)
Features
Tributaries

The Narraguagus River is a river located in the U.S. state of Maine with its mouth in the Narraguagus Bay of the Gulf of Maine.[1] It flows through the town of Cherryfield and was formerly well known for its sport fly fishing for Atlantic salmon. This was a traditional highlight of late spring with anglers gathering from afar for the Memorial Day weekend fishing kick-off. The native salmon run has unfortunately been much reduced due to many different factors.[2]

From the outlet of Eagle Lake (44°59′58″N 68°09′08″W / 44.9994°N 68.1523°W / 44.9994; -68.1523 (Narraguagus River source)) in Maine Township 34 MD, Hancock County, the river runs 55.3 miles (89.0 km)[3][4] southeast to its mouth in Milbridge, Washington County. During its course, the river passes Lead Mountain before flowing into and out of Beddington Lake.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Narraguagus River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 30 September 1980. Retrieved 2010-03-22. 
  2. ^ "Maine Atlantic salmon conservation plan report on instream flow studies: volume II Narraguagus River and Mopang Stream" (PDF). Maine Department of Marine Resources. July 1999. Retrieved June 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 22, 2011
  4. ^ Cherryfield, ME (Map). 1:24000. USGS. 2011. 
  5. ^ Lead Mountain, ME (Map). 1:24000. USGS. 2011.