Concept

Saint John River (Bay of Fundy)

Summary
The Saint John River (Fleuve Saint-Jean; Maliseet-Passamaquoddy: Wolastoq) is a river that flows from Northern Maine into Canada, and runs south along the western side of New Brunswick, emptying into the Atlantic Ocean in the Bay of Fundy. Eastern Canada's longest river, its drainage basin is one of the largest on the east coast at about . A part of the border between New Brunswick and Maine follows 130 km (80 miles) of the river. A tributary forms 55 km (35 miles) of the border between Quebec and Maine. New Brunswick settlements through which it passes include, moving downstream, Edmundston, Fredericton, Oromocto, and Saint John. It is regulated by hydro-power dams at Mactaquac, Beechwood, and Grand Falls, New Brunswick. Hydronym Samuel de Champlain visited the mouth of the river on the feast day of John the Baptist in 1604 and renamed it the Rivière Saint-Jean or Saint John River in English. Many waterways in the system retain their original pre-European
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