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Weskeag River
Country United States
Physical characteristics
Main source Maine
35 feet (11 m)
River mouth West Penobscot Bay
sea level
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. Its mouth is on the border between the towns of South Thomaston and Owls Head.

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