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Moxie Gore

Moxie Gore

Moxie Gore

is an unorganized township in Somerset County bordering the east bank of the Kennebec River just above The Forks Plantation.  Its odd shape earns it the name “Gore.”

Moxie Stream is the outlet for Moxie Pond, which straddles The Forks and East Moxie Township to the southeast. Before joining the Kennebec River, the stream hosts Moxie Falls, one of the highest in Maine. This scenic area draws hundreds of visitors each year, with its relatively easy access off Route 201 on the Moxie Pond Road.

In 2005 a young man was killed as he was swept over the falls trying to save a companion, who did survive the fall.

Additional resources

“Some Geological Features at Moxie Falls.” at http://www.maine.gov/doc/nrimc/mgs/explore/bedrock/sites/jan06.htm

Burroughs, W.A., and Marvinney, R.G., 1981, Reconnaissance bedrock geology of The Forks quadrangle, Maine: Maine Geological Survey, Open-File Map 81-10, scale 1:62,500.

Marvinney, R.G., 1984, “The Forks Formation of northwestern Maine: evidence for a Late Ordovician to Late Silurian angular unconformity.” Northeastern Geology, v. 6, p. 151-160.

Lenzi, Rachel. “Headed for the Falls: Moxie Falls draws visitors from all over.” Portland Press Herald. August 19, 2006.

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