Dead Rivers, New England
Dead river, in Maine, is an important tributary to the Kennebec. It rises on the border of Lower Canada, in the county of Franklin. It passes in a S.E. direction 40 or 50 miles; then N. about 10; it then changes to the E., and after passing about 15 miles it falls into the Kennebec, about 20 miles below Moose Head lake. The lands on Dead river and its numerous tributaries are very fertile and heavily wooded.