Sepia Saturday - High Water

Ever hear of a town called, "The Forks?" It's an actual town name in Maine. It's name so because it is centered at the forks of two major rivers, the Dead River, and the Kennebec River. One of the streams leading to the Kennebec is Moxie Stream. The waters of Moxie Stream have to pass over this major elevation change. This is Moxie Falls. I'm not sure where this name comes from but there must be a connection with the infamous bitter carbonated concoction of the same name.

Photo: CrazyasaCoolFox
The post card says the water fall is 96 feet tall and is Maine's highest fall. I've always know the falls to be an even 100 feet high. I guess as time goes on we humans like to round off statistics. Coincidently The height of Moxie makes it higher than the American side of Niagara Falls. Due to the base of the rocks there the actual fall is only 70 feet. Fun fact huh.

If you ever want to try Moxie, the beverage, it is still in production. I don't recommend it though.

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Bob Scotney said…
We don't have any falls in the UK, as far as I know to match this. Impressive.
Christine H. said…
You've made me curious about this beverage. I only know the expression 'to have moxie', but I never heard of the beverage. I'm going to see if i can find some.
Alan Burnett said…
It was only when I read your description that I realised the scale of the waterfall, it is so difficult to get a sense of scale from the photographs themselves. And fascinating information about the moxie.
I have always wondered what Moxie tastes like. Now I know. A waterfall!
21 Wits said…
I am a fan of waterfalls, we have some great wonders in the United Sates...and right here in Minnesota too! Thanks this is lovely!

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