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  Connecticut RiverFest: River Minutes
Rivers were the only roadways to the interior so explorers and fur traders went inland by dugout and birch-bark canoes, or bateau.
Rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds throughout the Connecticut River watershed are under attack by water-clogging foreign plants.
SALMON Atlantic Salmon, historically abundant in the Connecticut River, were driven to extinction by pollution and dams in the 19th century.
www.ctriverfest.org /riverminutes-text.html   (9394 words)

  
 Connecticut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Connecticut (pronounced /kəˈnɛtɪkət/; the second C is silent) is a state of the United States, part of the New England region, as well as the southernmost state in New England and the wealthiest state in the country.
Connecticut is bordered on the south by Long Island Sound, on the west by New York State, on the north by Massachusetts, and on the east by Rhode Island.
The Interstate highways in the state are I-95 (the Connecticut Turnpike) running southwest to northeast along the coast, I-84 running southwest to northeast in the center of the state, I-91 running north to south in the center of the state, and I-395 running north to south near the eastern border of the state.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Connecticut   (4756 words)

  
 Connecticut River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts.
The source of the Connecticut River is the Fourth Connecticut Lake in New Hampshire.
The Fort at Number 4 now Charlestown, New Hampshire was the northern most English settlement on the river until the end of the French and Indian War in 1763.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Connecticut_River   (816 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Connecticut River
Deerfield River is a river in Vermont and Massachusetts.
Rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds throughout the Connecticut River watershed are under attack by water-clogging foreign plants.
SALMON Atlantic Salmon, historically abundant in the Connecticut River, were driven to extinction by pollution and dams in the 19th century.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Connecticut-River   (993 words)

  
 World Almanac for Kids
CONNECTICUT, southernmost of the New England states of the U.S., bounded on the N by Massachusetts, on the E by Rhode Island, on the S by Long Island Sound, and on the W by New York State.
The principal mammals of Connecticut are deer, rabbit, squirrel, fox, chipmunk, otter, and woodchuck.
Connecticut's mining industry has declined sharply since colonial times, when it was active in the production of iron ore. In the early 2000s most of the mineral production in the state consisted of stone, sand, and gravel, all of which were used locally as building materials.
www.worldalmanacforkids.com /explore/states/connecticut.html   (3993 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Connecticut, river, United States, United States (U.S. Physical Geography) - Encyclopedia
Connecticut, longest river in New England, 407 mi (655 km) long, rising in the Connecticut Lakes, N N.H., near the Quebec border, and flowing S along the Vt.-N.H. line, then across Mass.
World-famous cigar binder and wrapper tobacco are grown in the lower part of the valley; truck farming and dairying are also important.
The Connecticut's water power led to the rise of industrial cities along the river in the 19th cent., and the valley became a manufacturing region; large centers include Holyoke and Springfield, Mass., and Windsor, Conn. Several hydroelectric and nuclear facilities also lie along the river.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/ConnectRiv.html   (291 words)

  
 Connecticut - Lower Connecticut River
The lower Connecticut River is home to internationally recognized tidal marsh communities, exceptionally intact forest blocks and tributaries, and a multitude of creatures, including six kinds of plants and animals that are rare or endangered worldwide.
A key component of the Lower Connecticut River Program is community partnerships, particularly in East Haddam, Lyme and Salem, the three towns through which the Eightmile River flows.
One of the remarkable forest blocks in the watershed of the lower Connecticut River is the Meshomasic Forest, centering on its namesake, which is New England's oldest state forest.
nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/states/connecticut/preserves/art6097.html   (381 words)

  
 CONNECTICUT RIVER • Beautiful New England
The most important tributaries to the Connecticut, in New Hampshire, are Upper and Lower Amonoosuck, Israel's, John's, Mascomy, Sugar, and Ashuelot rivers: in Vermont, Nulhegan, Passumpsic, Wells, Wait's, Ompomponoosuck, White, Waterqueechy, Black, Williams, Sexton's, and West rivers: in Massachusetts, Miller's, Deerfield, Agawam, Chickopee, and Westfield rivers; and the Farmington in Connecticut.
The intervales are generally spread upon one or both sides of the river, nearly on a level with its banks, and extending from half a mile to five miles in breadth; but its borders are in some places high, rocky and precipitous.
Connecticut river passes through a basin or valley of about 12,000 square miles; it is decorated, on each side, with towns and villages of superior beauty, and presents to the eye a wonderful variety of enchanting scenery.
newenglandtowns.org /regional/connecticut-river   (453 words)

  
 Connecticut River --  Britannica Concise Encyclopedia - Your gateway to all Britannica has to offer!
River, New England, northeastern U.S. Rising in the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire, it flows south for a course of 407 mi (655 km) to empty into Long Island Sound.
Trading posts were established along the Connecticut River by the Dutch from New Amsterdam and by the English from the Plymouth colony, but the first permanent European settlers in the state came from the Massachusetts Bay colony to the middle...
The largest is the Connecticut River, which flows southward through the state in a valley from 2 to 20 miles (3 to 32 kilometers) wide.
concise.britannica.com /ebc/article-9361413   (820 words)

  
 The Connecticut River
The Connecticut River’s designation into the NH Rivers Program is unique in that members of the local river management advisory committees for the Connecticut represent both New Hampshire and Vermont, creating an interstate partnership for protection of the common and valuable resource.
The Connecticut River is the focal point of a watershed, which drains 11,250 square miles, 3,928 square miles in Vermont and 3,046 square miles in New Hampshire.
The Connecticut River Joint Commissions, made up of the VT Connecticut River Watershed Advisory Commission and the NH Connecticut River Valley Resources Commission is the supervisory unit for these subcommittees and works to coordinate efforts between the two states’ protection and management goals for the river.
www.des.state.nh.us /factsheets/r&l/rl-4.htm   (1240 words)

  
 CT.gov: About Connecticut
Population: The population of Connecticut was 3,405,565 according to the 2000 U.S. Official Census.
Connecticut is often described as the "Arsenal of the Nation." It gained this reputation as early as the American Revolution.
Connecticut also is a leader in such highly skilled and technical fields as metalworking, electronics and plastics.
www.ct.gov /ctportal/cwp/view.asp?a=843&q=246434   (1882 words)

  
 Colebrook: Connecticut River Byway
In the northeastern corner of Vermont, the 72,000-acre Nulhegan River basin is a complex of bogs, freshwater wetlands, and spruce fir forest.
The Connecticut in this region is suitable for canoe and kayak.
The Canoe Trail follows the Nulhegan River to its confluence with the Connecticut River in Bloomfield, and continues downstream to meet the Upper Ammonoosuc in Groveton.
www.ctrivertravel.net /colebrook.htm   (2109 words)

  
 The Nature Conservancy in Connecticut - Lower Connecticut River
The lower Connecticut River is home to internationally recognized tidal marsh communities, exceptionally intact forest blocks and tributaries, and a multitude of creatures, including six kinds of plants and animals that are rare or endangered worldwide.
A key component of the Lower Connecticut River Program is community partnerships, particularly in East Haddam, Lyme and Salem, the three towns through which the Eightmile River flows.
One of the remarkable forest blocks in the watershed of the lower Connecticut River is the Meshomasic Forest, centering on its namesake, which is New England's oldest state forest.
www.nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/states/connecticut/preserves/art6097.html   (390 words)

  
 Vacation on the Connecticut River Byway, New Hampshire Tourism, Vermont Tourism
The Connecticut River is the natural bridge that unites New Hampshire and Vermont for over half of the waterway's 410-mile journey from the Canadian border to the Atlantic Ocean.
It is the story of clashing continental plates and glaciers, the story of Abenaki living lightly on the land, and the story of colonial settlement in villages among fields and forests whose architectural distinction still dominates the valley today.
Come celebrate with us the traditions and riches of the Connecticut River Valley...its vivid history, its deeply rooted farming heritage, its cultural vigor, the call of the railroads, and an array of recreational adventures, all in a natural setting of unparalleled beauty.
www.ctrivertravel.net   (217 words)

  
 Connecticut History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The first Europeans we saw landing on Connecticut shores were Dutch traders (http://www.coldspringschool.com/history/early.html) who sailed up the Connecticut River around the year 1614, and landed near Hartford.
Perhaps Connecticut’s greatest contribution to the war was the fact that it furnished many supplies to the Continental Army.
Connecticut became the fifth state to ratify the Constitution and to become a state in the United States of America.
www.kids.state.ct.us /history.htm   (2057 words)

  
 Keystone Project Proposals > EPA's American Heritage Rivers
Recognizing the profound ecological and economic effects of dams, erosion, and riparian ecosystem degradation in the Connecticut River watershed, nonprofit environmental organizations, local governments, federal and state agencies, and industry are pulling together to unplug, reconnect, and restore the riverine habitats of the Connecticut River Basin.
For example in Connecticut, fisheries biologists and citizens have counted tens of thousands of spawning alewives and blueback herring making their way up the fishways that CRWC and its partners have installed to spawn in the upper reaches of three tributaries.
It also is the only residential neighborhood in Hartford that has the potential to have direct access to the Connecticut River, which helped residents prosper during the city's golden age of manufacturing in the nineteenth century.
www.epa.gov /rivers/keyConn.html   (2411 words)

  
 River Connecticut
Like most other beautiful rivers in the United States, the Connecticut cannot be seen from much of the land along its banks In the older landscapes of Europe and elsewhere which were settled long before the industrial revolution, rivers were the highways of the world.
View #9: The lower river, from where it bends eastward south of Hartford, is geologically a "middle aged" river, formed when the melting glacier of the last ice age blocked with rubble the original north-south course to what became New Haven, Connecticut.
The river was thus an important symbol to the city, and until the mid-Twentieth Century, the historic Old State House faced the waterfront.
www.map21ltd.com /Connecticut   (2705 words)

  
 Connecticut River Conservation
The Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire is also home to a unique partnership between the two states, businesses, all levels of government and other citizens from all walks of life.
This partnership, called the Connecticut River Joint Commissions, was created by Senator Warren Rudman and myself to help coordinate the efforts of both states to preserve and protect the resources of the Connecticut Valley.
The Connecticut River Joint Commissions continues to unite the two states by pushing for legislative actions to protect the river in both states and I remain a strong supporter of their efforts throughout the Connecticut River watershed.
leahy.senate.gov /issues/environment/connecticutriver.html   (385 words)

  
 Ice Skating on the Connecticut River between Vermont & New Hampshire
The river curves left again, and grazes the foot of Sawyer Mountain, whose spectacular nearly-vertical cliffs drop precipitously to the water's edge.
The river curves sharply to the right at Sawyer Mountain, and it's a good idea to hug the right bank and stay away from the cliffs, as the ice will probably be thin in mid-river.
(In general, whenever the river bends, the safest place to be is on the inside of the bend.) Heading east, with the mountain at your back, you'll pass the silos and outbuildings of the Mallary Farm on your left, with another rock palisade at their back.
members.valley.net /~ice/ctriver/index.html   (1960 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Connecticut River Article   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Connecticut River is the largest river in New England, flowing south from the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire, along the border between New Hamphire and Vermont, through Western Massac...
The Connecticut River is the largest river in New England, flowing south from the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire, along the border between New Hamphire and Vermont, through Western Massachusetts and central Connecticut into Long Island Sound at Fenwick, Connecticut.
The river's name in derived from an Algonquin Indian word and means long tidal river.
www.ipedia.com /connecticut_river.html   (340 words)

  
 Connecticut River.
Thus, the origin of the organic detritus in the river is ultimately the trees, shrubs and herbs of the nearby forests.
Eventually, the dam broke, the lake waters drained southward to Long Island Sound, and the modern Connecticut River was established on the drained bed of glacial Lake Hitchcock.
The Connecticut River Compact has been signed by many of the groups involved with river projects who have agreed to work together "for the betterment of the River Valley," a shared vision that includes economic development, protection of the river ecosystem, farmland preservation, reduction of river pollution, and public recreational usage.
www.chesterct.org /river.htm   (2806 words)

  
 National Rivers: Rivers of Alaska, Alabama whitewater, Arkansas paddling, Connecticut canoeing, Connecticut kayaking, ...
In the meantime, note that the rivers of Connecticut are described in books and videos available from the NORS Resource Center.
Rivers cannot be closed or partially closed to appease adjacent landowners, or to appease people who want to dedicate the river to fishing only, or to make life easier for local law enforcement agencies.
But rivers that are navigable for title purposes are public land up to the ordinary high water mark, so that even when the river runs dry, people still have the right to walk along the bed of the river.
www.nationalrivers.org /states/ct-menu.htm   (1725 words)

  
 Connecticut
Connecticut leads New England in the production of eggs, pears, peaches, and mushrooms, and its oyster crop is the nation's second largest.
Connecticut, University of - Connecticut, University of, mainly at Storrs; coeducational; land grant and state supported;...
Connecticut, river, United States - Connecticut, longest river in New England, 407 mi (655 km) long, rising in the Connecticut Lakes, N...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0108191.html   (489 words)

  
 The City Rocks! The Connecticut River Valley
In western Massachusetts and Connecticut, the river meanders in big loops across a broad valley, which it has made fertile by flooding.
Dinosaur bones were not often preserved in the Connecticut Valley, but their footprints are everywhere in the river sandstones and siltstones.
During the last glacial age, the river was dammed by ice or rock debris and formed Lake Hitchcock, which persisted for around 3000 years, although its exact lifetime is controversial.
homepage.mac.com /ebandpck/cityrocks/connecticut.html   (1106 words)

  
 Connecticut RiverFest: Home Page
Connecticut RiverFest was formed in 1994 to celebrate the vibrant and vital role of this region's rivers.
We support efforts to restore and maintain ecological integrity of the Connecticut River watershed and encourage understanding of its sustainable use.
Celebrate and contradance on the Connecticut River, floating from Wilson Landing to Wilder Picnic Area.
www.ctriverfest.org   (210 words)

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