The New International Encyclopædia/Maumee
MAUMEE, ma̤-mē′. A river formed at Fort Wayne, Ind., by the junction of the Saint Joseph and the Saint Mary's rivers, flowing northeast through the northwestern part of Ohio. Its length is 150 miles, and it empties through Maumee Bay into Lake Erie at its western extremity (Map: Ohio, C 3). The city of Toledo stretches along its banks for four miles from its mouth, and the river is navigable for 12 miles to the Maumee Rapids, above which its course is followed as far as Defiance by the Miami and Erie Canal, connecting Lake Erie with the Ohio River. Maumee Bay is for the most part shallow, but its channel has been deepened, straightened, and marked by lighthouses.