Sturgeon River (Prince Edward Island)

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Sturgeon River
Country Canada
Province Prince Edward Island
County Kings
Part of Atlantic Ocean drainage basin
Tributaries
 - left West Branch Sturgeon River
 - right South Branch Sturgeon River
Source Field
 - elevation 72 m (236 ft)
 - coordinates 46°04′21″N 62°39′14″W / 46.07250°N 62.65389°W / 46.07250; -62.65389
Mouth Sturgeon Bay
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 46°07′00″N 62°32′00″W / 46.11667°N 62.53333°W / 46.11667; -62.53333Coordinates: 46°07′00″N 62°32′00″W / 46.11667°N 62.53333°W / 46.11667; -62.53333
Length 14.8 km (9 mi)
Sturgeon River (Prince Edward Island) is located in Prince Edward Island
Sturgeon River (Prince Edward Island)
Location of the mouth of the Sturgeon River in Prince Edward Island

The Sturgeon River is a river in the Atlantic Ocean drainage basin in Kings County in eastern Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Course[edit]

The Sturgeon River begins in a field about 2.7 kilometres (1.7 mi) southeast of the settlement of Brooklyn. It flows north, then turns east, passes over a dam, and flows past the community of Milltown Cross and Buffaloland Provincial Park. The river takes in the left tributary West Branch Sturgeon River, turns southeast, takes in the right tributary South Branch Sturgeon River, and reaches its mouth at Sturgeon Bay 1.5 kilometres (0.9 mi) northwest of the community of Sturgeon. Sturgeon Bay is part of the larger St. Marys Bay on the Northumberland Strait on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, which leads to the Atlantic Ocean.

Tributaries[edit]

  • South Branch Sturgeon River (right)
  • West Branch Sturgeon River (left)

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