Merrimack River

The Merrimack River (or Merrimac River, an occasional earlier spelling) is a 117-mile-long (188 km) river in the northeastern United States. It rises at the confluence of the Pemigewasset and Winnipesaukee rivers in Franklin, New Hampshire, flows southward into Massachusetts, and then flows northeast until it empties into the Atlantic Ocean at Newburyport. From the point where the Merrimack turns northeast in Lowell, Massachusetts onward, the Massachusetts–New Hampshire border is roughly calculated as the line three miles north of the river.

The Merrimack is an important regional focus in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. In New Hampshire, the central-southern part of the state is known as the Merrimack Valley Region, and in Massachusetts, the "Merrimack Valley" refers to a cluster of towns and small cities in the northeastern part of the state.

Several U.S. naval ships have been named the USS Merrimack and USS Merrimac in honor of this river.

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... charter of the Massachusetts Bay Colony gave the colony the land between the Merrimack River and Charles River ... Bay or 3 miles south of the southernmost bend of the Charles River, whichever was farther south ... In 1629 the rivers had not been fully explored and the actual borders of the colony were uncertain ...
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... Salmon Brook is one of the 6 major tributaries of the Merrimack River in northeastern Massachusetts in the United States ... watershed is 31 square miles (80 km2) and is one of the 14 subwatersheds of the Merrimack River ...
Amesbury, Massachusetts - Geography
... Amesbury is drained by the Powwow River ... Amesbury lies along the northern banks of the Merrimack River and is bordered by Salisbury to the east, Newburyport to the southeast, West Newbury to the southwest, Merrimac ... The Powwow River bisects the town, joined by the Back River near the town center ...

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    This ferry was as busy as a beaver dam, and all the world seemed anxious to get across the Merrimack River at this particular point, waiting to get set over,—children with their two cents done up in paper, jail-birds broke lose and constable with warrant, travelers from distant lands to distant lands, men and women to whom the Merrimack River was a bar.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)