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Long Island Sound

(Encyclopedia) Long Island Sound, arm of the Atlantic Ocean, c.90 mi (145 km) long and 3–20 mi (5–32 km) wide, separating Long Island, N.Y., from the SE New York mainland and Connecticut. On the W…

Hell Gate

(Encyclopedia) Hell Gate, narrow channel of the East River, SE N.Y., between Wards Island and Astoria, Queens, New York City. Named Hellegat by the Dutch navigator Adriaen Block, who passed through…

East Haven

(Encyclopedia) East Haven, town (1990 pop. 26,144), New Haven co., S Conn., on Long Island Sound, a residential suburb of New Haven, in a farm area; inc. 1785. Light industry, distribution and…

East Lyme

(Encyclopedia) East Lyme līm, town (1990 est. pop. 14,000), New London co., SE Conn., on Long Island Sound; settled c.1660, inc. 1839. The town has diversified light industry. Its many colonial…

Harlem River

(Encyclopedia) Harlem River, navigable tidal channel, 8 mi (12.9 km) long with Spuyten Duyvil Creek, in New York City, SE N.Y., separating Manhattan from the Bronx. Connecting the Hudson and East…

Housatonic

(Encyclopedia) Housatonic ho͞osətŏn´ĭk, river rising in the Berkshires, W Mass., and flowing generally south c.130 mi (210 km) through W Connecticut to Long Island Sound at Stratford. The river has…

Thames

(Encyclopedia) Thames thāmz, river, c.15 mi (25 km) long, formed by the confluence of the Yantic and Shetucket rivers at Norwich, E Conn., and flowing south to Long Island Sound at New London.…

Darien

(Encyclopedia) Darien dâr´ēĕn˝, residential town (1990 pop. 18,130), Fairfield co., SW Conn., on Long Island Sound; settled c.1641, inc. 1820. An affluent suburb on Connecticut's Gold Coast, it…

Branford

(Encyclopedia) Branford, town (1990 pop. 27,603), New Haven co., S Conn., on Long Island Sound; settled 1644, inc. as a town 1930. Branford is mainly residential. Tourism and the manufacture of…

New Rochelle

(Encyclopedia) New Rochelle rōshĕl´, city (1990 pop. 67,625), Westchester co., SE N.Y., on Long Island Sound; settled by Huguenots 1688, inc. as a village 1858, as a city 1899. Although mainly a…