Nonesuch River
CountryUnited States of America
Physical characteristics
 • locationSaco, Maine
 • location
Scarborough River
Length25 miles (40 km)
Basin size25 square miles (65 km2)

The Nonesuch River is a 24.9-mile-long (40.1 km)[1] river in southern Maine in the United States. It rises in Saco and travels northeast, then east, then southwest through the town of Scarborough, becoming the primary source of fresh water to the Scarborough Marsh and the Scarborough River. It has several brooks as tributaries.[2]

It is a small, winding river, tidal over its lower reaches, which large boats could not navigate. At one point a canal was constructed to follow its course. The work was constructed by the expedient of digging a shallow ditch along the planned course and letting the tidal action carry the loose soil out to sea.[3]

Nonesuch River Golf Course is located nearby.


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed June 30, 2011
  2. ^ "Nonesuch River Overview" (PDF). Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve. April 2003. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 14, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-11.
  3. ^ Maine League of Historical Societies and Museums (1970). Doris A. Isaacson (ed.). Maine: A Guide 'Down East'. Rockland, Me: Courier-Gazette, Inc. p. 243.

43°34′48″N 70°19′34″W / 43.58000°N 70.32611°W / 43.58000; -70.32611