An arm of the Bay of Fundy between southern New Brunswick, Canada, and eastern Maine. It is studded with islands, including Campobello.
Arm of the Bay of Fundy between Me. & New Brunswick, Canada: c. 15 mi (24 km) long.
Passamaquoddy-bay Sentence Examples
The Penobscots' chief gathering places are on the islands of the Penobscot river north of Old Town; the Passamaquoddies', on the shores of Passamaquoddy Bay and the banks of the Saint Croix river.
The fifth article of the Jay treaty of 1794 provided for a commission to decide what the St Croix river actually was, and this commission in 1798 defined the St Croix, saying that its mouth was in Passamaquoddy bay and that the boundary ran up this river and the Cheputnatecook to a marked monument.
The treaty of Ghent in 1814 (Article IV.) referred the question of the ownership of the islands in Passamaquoddy bay to a commission which gave Moose, Dudley and Frederick islands to the United States; and the same treaty by Article V.
As the British government claimed the islands of Passamaquoddy Bay under the treaty of 1783, the British forces retained possession of Eastport after the close of the war and held it under martial law until July 1818, when it was surrendered in accordance with the decision rendered in November 1817 by commissioners appointed under Article IV.
In Passamaquoddy Bay the rise and fall is about 25 ft., which gradually increases toward the narrow upper reaches.