Humber River (Newfoundland and Labrador)

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Nicholsville Bridge over the Humber

The Humber River (Mi'kmaq: Maqtukwek) is a river in Newfoundland in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is approximately 120 kilometres long, flowing through the Long Range Mountains, southeast then southwest, through Deer Lake, to the Bay of Islands at Corner Brook. It begins near Hampden, Newfoundland. Taylor's Brook, Aidies Stream and Dead Water Brook run into the upper Humber, this is one of Newfoundland's largest rivers.

James Cook first charted the Humber in the summer of 1767.[1] It was named, as so many of eastern North America for its English counterpart the Humber (estuary).[2]

The Humber is rich in Atlantic Salmon, and was from the 1800s used as a waterway for European trappers and loggers[3] It continues to be considered one of the world's best recreational salmon fishing rivers.[4]

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  1. ^ Fast Facts & History "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-10-17. Retrieved 2014-10-12. , accessed 6 May 2016
  2. ^ Humber River [1], accessed 6 May 2016
  3. ^ Humber River.[2], accessed 6 May 2016
  4. ^ Humber Valley [3], accessed 6 May 2016

Coordinates: 48°57′30.65″N 57°53′41.26″W / 48.9585139°N 57.8947944°W / 48.9585139; -57.8947944