Weskeag River

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Weskeag River
Country United States
Basin features
Main source Maine
35 feet (11 m)
River mouth West Penobscot Bay
sea level
44°02′N 69°07′W / 44.03°N 69.11°W / 44.03; -69.11 (Weskeag River)Coordinates: 44°02′N 69°07′W / 44.03°N 69.11°W / 44.03; -69.11 (Weskeag River)
Physical characteristics
Length 5 miles (8 km)

The Weskeag River is a short tidal river in Knox County, Maine. The Abenaki Indians called it Wessaweskeag, meaning "tidal creek" or "salt creek". From its source (44°04′13″N 69°09′38″W / 44.0702°N 69.1606°W / 44.0702; -69.1606 (Weskeag River source)) in South Thomaston, the river runs 1.2 miles (1.9 km) northeast and southeast to its confluence with Marsh Creek, then 4.2 miles (6.8 km) southeast through its estuary to the Muscle Ridge Channel of West Penobscot Bay.[1] Its mouth is on the border between the towns of South Thomaston and Owls Head.

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