Boating on the Connecticut River
The Connecticut is the longest river in New England, and has been more generally navigated, and to a longer distance from tidewater, than any other river in the same territory. Its length from the source among the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire to the mouth, Saybrook Point on Long Island Sound, is 335 miles, measured by the railroad lines along its banks. The river’s winding course makes its entire length a somewhat greater distance. The fall in the water from the Connecticut Lakes to the Sound is 1,589 feet.