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The Nottawasaga River is a river in southern Ontario, Canada. Its headwaters are located on the Niagara Escarpment and Oak Ridges Moraine. It flows through the Minesing Swamp, recognized as a wetland of international significance (Ramsar Convention site), and empties into Nottawasaga Bay, an inlet of Georgian Bay, at Wasaga Beach, Ontario.

Fish ladders allow rainbow trout to reach spawning grounds on the upper river.

Tributaries include the:

  • Boyne River
  • Mad River
  • Pine River
  • Bear Creek
  • Coates Creek
  • Willow Creek
  • Boyne River

The river takes its name from the Algonquin words for "Iroquois" and "river outlet".

The Nottawasaga River is the resting home of The Nancy. It was a British trading ship during the War of 1812. She met 3 American battleships; the Niagara, Tigress and Scorpion. The small ship lost the battle with out a doubt. Lt. Miller Worsley and crew escaped the Nancy. They rowed 360 miles to Fort Michilimackinac. Three days later Worsley returned with 92 men to take over Tigress and Scropion. Since, an island formed around the ship. The hull is preserved in a museum at Nancy Island.

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