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Big Black River
Origin Quebec
Mouth Saint John River
Basin countries Canada, United States
Mouth elevation 770 feet (230 m)

The Big Black River (French: Grande Rivière Noire) is a river in Maine. From its source (46°49′08″N 70°04′05″W / 46.819°N 70.068°W / 46.819; -70.068 (Grande Rivière Noire source)), in L'Islet RCM, Quebec, the river runs northeast and east across the Canada – United States border in Maine Township 14, Range 16, WELS, to the Saint John River in T 15, R 13.

Maine's all-time lowest officially-verified temperature-- -50F-- was recorded at a weather station along the Big Black River on January 16, 2009. Previous record was -48F, set at Van Buren, Maine, on January 19, 1925.

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Coordinates: 46°57′00″N 69°27′00″W / 46.950°N 69.450°W / 46.950; -69.450


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