ST. MARY'S RIVER
The St. Mary's River, Guysborough County, Nova Scotia has long been recognized as one of the most attractive and greatest salmon producing rivers in Nova Scotia. Frederick Veith in 1868 commented:
"Perhaps in the whole of the Lower Provinces there does not exist so charming river as this is. It is of great extent and its main stream is supplied by waters from two magnificent flows known as its East and West branches. The scenery along its margins is of great grandeur, and the graceful manner in which it winds through a vast extent of agricultural and natural meadowland, fully entitle it to be called 'The beautiful St. Mary's'"
That this aesthetic remains today is evident by the St. Mary's River being one of the candidate rivers in Nova Scotia for Canadian Heritage River status in 1988 and being recognized as having outstanding Natural Heritage, Human Heritage, and Recreational Values.
The river drains 1,350 sq. km of land and is comprised of three main branches, the East, West and North branches, which combine to form the Main Branch extending to the estuary.
There are 16 settlements in the St. Mary's River watershed with an estimated total population size within the St. Mary's Municipal district of 2,587 people.
St. Mary's River Association
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