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Back River (Boothbay, Maine)
Country United States
State Maine
Municipality Boothbay
Physical characteristics
Main source Cross River
River mouth Sheepscot River
Sawyer Island
Length 4.8 mi (7.7 km)

The Back River is a 4.8-mile-long (7.7 km) tidal channel in the town of Boothbay, Maine, in the United States. It defines the east and south sides of Barters Island and connects with the Sheepscot River, which forms the west side of the island. The Cross River joins the north end of the Back River with the Sheepscot River to the west.

Note that approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north of where the river joins the Sheepscot River, another waterway of the same name connects with the Sheepscot River.

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