How to use:
The Maurice River Reaches Map is easy to interact with the simple controls and features provided.
Listed below are the key features and descriptions of how they can be utilized.

Working with the controls
The map is fully draggable. Simply click anywhere on the map and begin dragging your mouse to move the map to specific areas.
move up click to navigate the map "up".
move down click to navigate the map "down".
move left click to navigate the map "left".
move right click to navigate the map "right".
zoom in click to "zoom in" for a closer look.
zoom in click to "zoom out" to back away from the map.
default map setting click to get back to the "default" map setting.
red buoy click to learn more about that reach.
Maurice River Recollections Project
River Reaches
Debra A. Barsotti
Research Journalist
Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River
and Its Tributaries, Inc.

The Maurice River Reaches Project
Reach #8

From a bird's eye view, a ribbon of river arcs into a narrow bend. Boaters who know this reach of the Maurice River have their own images and experiences.

Richard Weatherby is one of the local residents that know the Maurice River well. "From what I understand, " Weatherby said, "this bend in the river was named because of the way it jets out like a man's jaw."

Jean Jones described the spot as "a sharp, shallow bend."  She added, "At low tide, people often got hung up." Jean said that when she had the windows opened on her family home, she could hear the engines revving up, trying to get free from the clenches of the Jawbone.

Joanne and Frank Murphine were also experienced in navigating the Jawbone.

"It is a complete hazard," Joanne explained.

"You have to be careful," Frank cautioned. "It's such a shallow, narrow, sharp turn in the river.".