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1910
The Great Works River is about 27 miles (43 kilometres) long in southwestern Mainemarker in the United Statesmarker. It rises in central York Countymarker, flows generally south past North Berwickmarker to meet the tidal part of the Salmon Falls Rivermarker at South Berwickmarker.

It was originally called the Asbenbedick River by the local Newichawannock Abenaki tribe. In July of 1634, William Chadbourne, James Wall and John Goddard arrived from Englandmarker aboard the ship Pied Cow with a commission to build a sawmill and gristmill at Assabumbadoc Falls. Their sawmill was rebuilt in 1651 with up to 20 saws by Richard Leader, an engineer granted exclusive right to the water power. It was thereafter called the "Great mill workes," from which the Great Works River derives its present name.

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