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Baker River
Pont du ruisseau Baker No 2 1.JPG
A bridge across Baker River
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
County of New Brunswick Madawaska County
Physical characteristics
Main source Baker Lake (New Brunswick)
201 m (659 ft)
River mouth Saint John River (Bay of Fundy)
147 m (482 ft)
Length 26.3 km (16.3 mi)
Basin features
Tributaries
  • Left:
    (from de mouth) Sisson brook, Grand-Reed brook, North Baker River (New Brunswick), Branche à Jerry (Jerry's Branch)

The River Baker is a tributary of the Saint John River (Bay of Fundy), flowing in Madawaska County, in the northwest part of the New Brunswick, in Canada.

Geography

The "River Baker» rises in Baker Lake (New Brunswick) (length: 7.9 kilometres (4.9 mi); height: 205 metres (673 ft)). The northern part of the lake stretches 0.8 kilometres (0.50 mi) toward the northwest at Quebec, in the municipality of Saint-Jean-de-la-Lande, Quebec. This lake has a central island with a length of 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) and a maximum width of 0.3 kilometres (0.19 mi), counting about fifty chalets. This lake supplies water from Kitchen Creek (from the West or from the Quebec); the mouth of the latter is located on the provincial border in the northwest part of the lake.

The mouth of the Baker Lake (New Brunswick) is located in the middle of the lake on the northeast shore. This mouth is located at:

From Lac Baker, the Baker River flows over 26.3 kilometres (16.3 mi), as follow:

  • 2.8 kilometres (1.7 mi) to the northeast, up to the "ruisseau à Jerry" (English: stream to Jerry) (coming from the northeast);
  • 4.6 kilometres (2.9 mi) to the southeast and to the northeast, up to the "ruisseau des Ouellette" (stream of Ouellette) (coming from northwest);
  • 1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi) to the northeast, up to the confluence of the North Baker River (New Brunswick) (from the West);
  • 5.4 kilometres (3.4 mi) to the southeast meandering up to the confluence of the "ruisseau Grand Reed" (English: Great Reed Creek) (coming from the northeast);
  • 4.2 kilometres (2.6 mi) to the southeast, collecting the waters of the Sisson Brook (from the north) up to the highway bridge;
  • 8.5 kilometres (5.3 mi) (or 4.8 kilometres (3.0 mi) in direct line) towards the East meandering up to its confluence

The "Baker River" flows on the north shore of Saint John River (Bay of Fundy) in Baker Brook, opposite Baker Island that belongs to an archipelago of islands in the area. In this sector, the Saint John River (Bay of Fundy) is the border between Canada (New Brunswick) and the United States (Maine). From the confluence of the Baker River, the Saint John River (Bay of Fundy) through the New Brunswick to the southeast to the northern shore Bay of Fundy, which s opens to the southwest in the Atlantic Ocean.

The confluence of the Baker River is located at:

Toponymy

The term "Baker" is an English original family surname.

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