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Quinsigamond River and environs

The Quinsigamond River is a river in central Massachusetts. It is a tributary of the Blackstone River and ultimately drains into Narragansett Bay.

Although the Quinsigamond has many small tributaries and drains a sizable area, the river proper is only 5.6 miles (9.0 km) long.[1] It flows roughly southwards from its origin at Lake Quinsigamond at Worcester's eastern edge, past North Grafton where Bummet Brook enters, through Lake Ripple northwest of Grafton, and into Fisherville Pond at Fisherville, where it merges into the Blackstone River.

Mandaean ritual use

The Mandaean-American community of Worcester regularly performs masbuta (baptism) rituals in Lake Quinsigamond, which is the source of the Quinsigamond River.[2]

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-03-29 at the Wayback Machine, accessed April 1, 2011
  2. ^ "Worcester branch of Mandaean faith works to plant roots". 2014-12-12. Retrieved 2022-01-27.

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