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Passagassawaukeag River
Passagassawakeag River by the Upper Bridge.jpg
A moonlight view of the Passagassawaukeag River along the tracks of the Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad just beyond the old Upper Bridge a little more than a mile inland from Belfast, ME, where it empties into Belfast Bay.
Country United States
Physical characteristics
Main source Lake Passagassawakeag
308 feet (90 m)
River mouth Belfast Bay
sea level
44°25′48″N 69°00′22″W / 44.430°N 69.006°W / 44.430; -69.006 (Passagassawaukeag River)

The Passagassawaukeag River is a 16-mile-long (26 km) river in Waldo County, Maine in the United States. From the outlet of Lake Passagassawakeag (44°30′04″N 69°07′59″W / 44.5012°N 69.13295°W / 44.5012; -69.13295 (Passagassawaukeag River source)) in Brooks, it runs south and east to its estuary in Belfast, Maine. The river empties into Belfast Bay, an inlet of Penobscot Bay, where it passes under US Route 1.

The waterway's name is of local Native American origin and is believed to mean "a sturgeon's place" or "a place for spearing sturgeon by torchlight."

BMLRR City Point Trestle (MP 2.0)
A pair of late 1940s electric locomotives on the Belfast and Moosehead Lake Railroad, crossing the river heading inland from Belfast Bay.
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