General Description


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The Main River is one of the last true wilderness rivers left on the "Rock" - the island of Newfoundland. It is a short, fast-moving river found in the relatively inaccessible Great Northern Peninsula. The Main stretches 57 km from its headwaters in the Long Range Mountains to its mouth at White Bay in the Atlantic Ocean. It drains an area of over 1000 sq. km and has an average discharge of more than one cubic km per year.