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Hammond River
EtymologyAndrew Hamond
Native nameNuhwig'ewauk  (Malecite-Passamaquoddy)[1]
Location
CountryCanada
ProvinceNew Brunswick
CountyKings County
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationLisson Settlement, Sussex Parish
 • coordinates45°36′44″N 65°24′41″W / 45.61222°N 65.41139°W / 45.61222; -65.41139
 • elevation287 m (942 ft)
MouthKennebecasis River
 • location
near Nauwigewauk, Hampton Parish
 • coordinates
45°30′14″N 65°54′28″W / 45.50389°N 65.90778°W / 45.50389; -65.90778
 • elevation
11 m (36 ft)
Length40 km (25 mi)

The Hammond River is a tributary of the Kennebecasis River in New Brunswick, Canada. It runs approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) in southern Kings County along the border of Saint John County. It rises in the Caledonia Highlands near the rural community of Hammondvale and runs in a westerly direction to its junction with the Kennebecasis River. Near the mouth of the river, at the rural community of Nauwigewauk, the river is joined by a short tributary draining Darlings Lake.

The Hammond River is one of the few rivers in the world that still has spawning Atlantic salmon. It was named for Andrew Hamond, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia from 1781 to 1782, who owned land in the area.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b "Hammond River". Provincial Archives of New Brunswick. Government of New Brunswick.

See also

Coordinates: 45°27′51.4″N 65°54′18.7″W / 45.464278°N 65.905194°W / 45.464278; -65.905194