Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Connecticut (river)

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CONNECTICUT, a river of the United States, the W. branch of which forms by treaty the boundary between the United States and Canada to lat. 45° N. It rises on the N. border of New Hampshire; forms the boundary between Vermont and New Hampshire, passes through the W. part of Massachusetts and the central part of Connecticut, and falls into Long Island Sound. It is navigable for vessels drawing from 8 to 10 feet for about 300 miles from its mouth, subsidiary canals, however, being required above Hartford; total length, 450 miles. It is famed for its shad fisheries.