Saturday, March 26, 2011

Merrimack River, beginning to end

In the past few months, I happened to be in Franklin, New Hampshire where the Pemigewasset River meets the Winnipesaukee River and forms the Merrimack.  I also was in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where the Merrimack ends at the Atlantic Ocean.  Excuse the cameraphone snapshots.

Franklin, NH. The Winnipesaukee River (foreground) meeting the Pemigewasset (Background)

The mouth of the Merrimack, between Newburyport and Salisbury, Massachusetts


  1. I remember kayaking on the Pemi years ago and seeing a lot of fresh erosion on both banks; is it still like that? No weird plastic disks, though. Those are all well downstream by now...

  2. Chris, I didn't get far enough upstream to know - we only made it as far as the Franklin Dam. I'd imagine it hasn't improved much...

  3. Always wondered why they called it the "mouth" since water flows out - shouldn't it be the "urethra?" ;^)