Piscataqua River

The Piscataqua River, named by the areaโ€™s original Abenaki inhabitants, is a 12-mile-long river forming the boundary of the U.S. states of New Hampshire and Maine from its origin at the confluence of the Salmon Falls River and Cochecho River. The drainage basin of the river is approximately 1,495 square miles, including the subwatersheds of the Great Works River and the five rivers flowing into Great Bay: the Bellamy, Oyster, Lamprey, Squamscott, and Winnicut.

The river runs southeastward, with New Hampshire to the south and west and Maine to the north and east, and empties into the Gulf of Maine east of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The last 6 miles (10 km) before the sea are known as Portsmouth Harbor. The historical cities and towns of Portsmouth, New Castle, Newington, Kittery and Eliot are located around the harbor.
Source: Piscataqua River


  1. Ernie68 said:

    Hi Charles,
    You are absolutely amazing. Your energy devoted to the Carter Families is beyond description. I for one, are totally amazed at the depth you possess of the history of the family. You are to be commended for your selfless work on the project you have embarked upon. Love you cousin.
    Ernie King

    April 11, 2023
  2. Wow !!! High praise indeed ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you so much Ernie !!
    Now I just wished I would stop messing up the blog format… there’s some formatting issues I’ve got to fix again. ๐Ÿ™
    Love you too.

    April 11, 2023

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