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Encyclopedia > Piscataqua River
The Piscataqua River seen from downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire
The Piscataqua River seen from downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire

The Piscataqua River, in the northeastern United States, is a 12 mi (19 km) long tidal estuary formed by the confluence of the Salmon Falls and Cocheco rivers. It flows southeastward, forming part of the boundary between the states of New Hampshire and Maine, and empties into the Atlantic Ocean near Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where it forms one of the finest natural harbors in the northeastern United States. The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is located in the river near its mouth. Piscataqua River at Portsmouth, New Hampshire (taken Sept. ... Piscataqua River at Portsmouth, New Hampshire (taken Sept. ... Portsmouth, New Hampshire is the largest city in Rockingham County in the State of New Hampshire in the United States of America. ... An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water which has a free connection with the open sea and within which sea water mixes with fresh water. ... The Salmon Falls River is a tributary of the Piscataqua River, in the U.S. states of Maine and New Hampshire. ... The Cocheco River is a tributary of the Piscataqua River, 30 mi. ... State nickname: The Granite State Other U.S. States Capital Concord Largest city Manchester Governor John Lynch Official languages English Area 24,239 km² (46th)  - Land 23,249 km²  - Water 814 km² (3. ... State nickname: The Pine Tree State Other U.S. States Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Governor John Baldacci Official languages None Area 86,542 km² (39th)  - Land 80,005 km²  - Water 11,724 km² (13. ... Portsmouth, New Hampshire is the largest city in Rockingham County in the State of New Hampshire in the United States of America. ... Portsmouth Naval Shipyard The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNS), often called the Portsmouth Navy Yard, is a United States Navy shipyard for building, remodeling, and repairing the Navys ships. ...


The drainage basin of the river is approximately 1,495 square miles. The Piscataqua River was the site of the first sawmill in the United States, which was built in 1623. The name of the river derives from a Native American word Piscataquanke, meaning "a great deer place." The river has recently between the subject of a border dispute between the states of New Hampshire and Maine regarding the precise location of the border in the riverbed. This article or section should include material from Saw mill A sawmill is a facility where logs are cut into boards. ... Events August 6 - Pope Urban VIII is elected to the Papacy. ... Native Americans (also Indians, Aboriginal Peoples, American Indians, First Nations, Alaskan Natives, Amerindians, or Indigenous Peoples of America) are the indigenous inhabitants of The Americas prior to the European colonization, and their modern descendants. ...


See also

This is a partial list of rivers in the U.S. state of New Hampshire Androscoggin River Bog Brook Chickwolnepy Brook Clear Stream Dead River Magalloway River Dead Diamond River Swift Diamond River Mollidgewock Brook Moose River Peabody River West Branch Peabody River Stearns Brook Wild River Bellamy River Connecticut... This is a partial list of rivers in the state of Maine in the United States. ...

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It is a border river with the State of Maine on it's northern bank and New Hampshire on its southern.
The upper portion of the Piscataqua is dominated by the General Sullivan bridge which spans the river from Newington to Dover Point.
The main focus of the lower section of the Piscataqua river is the Portsmouth Navel Shipyard located on Seavy Island.
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