Long Island Sound

SoundLong Islandinterior lakeshorelineSmithtown BayWestern LIS
Long Island Sound is a tidal estuary of the Atlantic Ocean, lying predominantly between the U.S. state of Connecticut to the north, and Long Island in New York to the south.wikipedia
1,451 Related Articles

Connecticut

CTState of ConnecticutConn.
Long Island Sound is a tidal estuary of the Atlantic Ocean, lying predominantly between the U.S. state of Connecticut to the north, and Long Island in New York to the south.
It is bordered by Rhode Island to the east, Massachusetts to the north, New York to the west, and Long Island Sound to the south.

Long Island

Long Island, New YorkLong Island, NYEastern Long Island
Long Island Sound is a tidal estuary of the Atlantic Ocean, lying predominantly between the U.S. state of Connecticut to the north, and Long Island in New York to the south.
North of the island is Long Island Sound, across which lie Westchester County, New York, and the state of Connecticut.

Norwalk, Connecticut

NorwalkNorwalk, CTWilson Point
Major Connecticut cities on the Sound include Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, New Haven, and New London.
Norwalk is a U.S. city located in southwestern Connecticut, in southern Fairfield County, on the northern shore of Long Island Sound.

East River

EastList of fixed crossings of the East RiverEast River Bridges
From west to east, the sound stretches 110 miles (177 km) from the East River in New York City, along the North Shore of Long Island, to Block Island Sound.
The waterway, which is actually not a river despite its name, connects Upper New York Bay on its south end to Long Island Sound on its north end.

New Haven, Connecticut

New HavenNew Haven, CTFoote School
Major Connecticut cities on the Sound include Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, New Haven, and New London.
It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, and is part of the New York metropolitan area.

Bridgeport, Connecticut

BridgeportBridgeport, CTBridgeport,
Major Connecticut cities on the Sound include Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, New Haven, and New London.
It is in Fairfield County, at the mouth of the Pequonnock River on Long Island Sound, 60 mi from Manhattan and 40 mi from The Bronx.

Madison, Connecticut

MadisonMadison, CTNorth Madison
Mansions and wealthy neighborhoods characterize a good portion of the coast of the sound from Port Jefferson and east on Long Island; and from Pelham Manor and New Rochelle (on the mainland of New York) to Madison in Connecticut.
Madison is a town in the southeastern corner of New Haven County, Connecticut, United States, occupying a central location on Connecticut's Long Island Sound shoreline.

Stamford, Connecticut

StamfordStamford, CTStamford Connecticut
Major Connecticut cities on the Sound include Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, New Haven, and New London.
Stamford is situated near the southwestern point of Connecticut, on the Long Island Sound.

Glen Cove, New York

Glen CoveGlen Cove, Long IslandGlen Cove, NY
Cities on the New York side of the Sound include Rye, Glen Cove, New Rochelle, and portions of Queens and the Bronx in New York City.
The city is on the north shore of Long Island, on Long Island Sound.

North Shore (Long Island)

North ShoreGold CoastNorth Shore of Long Island
Later, another period of equilibrium resulted in the Harbor Hill Moraine along most of northern Long Island.
The North Shore of Long Island is the area along the northern coast of New York's Long Island bordering Long Island Sound.

Fishers Island, New York

Fishers IslandFisher's IslandFisher's Island, New York
Fishers Island, New York appears to be related to the Harbor Hill Moraine.
Fishers Island is an Island located at the eastern end of Long Island Sound, 2 mi off the southeastern coast of Connecticut across Fishers Island Sound.

Falkner Island

Faulkner Island
The Captain Islands off Greenwich, Connecticut, along with the Norwalk Islands and Falkner Island off Guilford, Connecticut are parts of a recessional moraine.
Falkner Island (also called Faulkner's Island) is a 2.87 acre crescent-shaped island located in Long Island Sound 3 miles (5 km) off Guilford, Connecticut, United States.

Thimble Islands

Wheeler Island, ConnecticutJepson IslandKidd's Island
Other islands, including the Thimble Islands, are for the most part exposed bedrock with a thin amount of drift, often not continuous.
The Thimble Islands is an archipelago consisting of small islands in Long Island Sound, located in and around the harbor of Stony Creek in the southeast corner of Branford, Connecticut.

Connecticut River

Connecticut River ValleyConnecticutUpper Valley
In areas where the Sound's salt water is more diluted with freshwater from rivers (including along the shores of the larger river estuaries such as the Connecticut River, cattail marshes replace salt marshes.
It rises at the U.S. border with Quebec, Canada, and discharges at Long Island Sound.

New London, Connecticut

New LondonNew London, CTNew London, Conn.
Major Connecticut cities on the Sound include Stamford, Norwalk, Bridgeport, New Haven, and New London.
The harbor was considered to be the best deep water harbor on Long Island Sound, and consequently New London became a base of American naval operations during the American Revolutionary War.

Housatonic River

Housatoniccleanup of the Housatonic RiverHousatonic Highlands
It flows south to southeast, and drains about 1950 sqmi of southwestern Connecticut into Long Island Sound.

Lake Connecticut

Glacial meltwater formed "Lake Connecticut", a freshwater lake in the basin, until about 8,000 years ago, when the sea level rose to about 80 feet (25 m) below today's level.
Glacial Lake Connecticut formed over what is now Long Island Sound and coastal Connecticut at the fore edge of the ice sheet of the Wisconsin glaciation, as the lobe of the Laurentide Ice Sheet began to retreat, some 18 to 20,000 years before present.

Norwalk Islands

Cockenoe IslandShea IslandSheffield Island
The Captain Islands off Greenwich, Connecticut, along with the Norwalk Islands and Falkner Island off Guilford, Connecticut are parts of a recessional moraine.
The Norwalk Islands are a chain of more than 25 islands amid partly submerged boulders, reefs and mudflats along a six-mile (10 km) stretch and mostly about a mile off the coast of Norwalk, Connecticut, and southwest Westport, Connecticut, in Long Island Sound.

Huntington, New York

HuntingtonTown of HuntingtonHuntington, NY
Founded in 1653, it is located on the north shore of Long Island in northwestern Suffolk County, with Long Island Sound to its north and Nassau County adjacent to the west.

New York City

New YorkNew York, New YorkNew York City, New York
Cities on the New York side of the Sound include Rye, Glen Cove, New Rochelle, and portions of Queens and the Bronx in New York City.
The East River—a tidal strait—flows from Long Island Sound and separates the Bronx and Manhattan from Long Island.

New Rochelle, New York

New RochelleNew Rochelle, NYCity of New Rochelle
Mansions and wealthy neighborhoods characterize a good portion of the coast of the sound from Port Jefferson and east on Long Island; and from Pelham Manor and New Rochelle (on the mainland of New York) to Madison in Connecticut. Cities on the New York side of the Sound include Rye, Glen Cove, New Rochelle, and portions of Queens and the Bronx in New York City.
It lies on the Long Island Sound, bordered on the west by Pelham, Pelham Manor and Eastchester, by Scarsdale to the north and east, and Mamaroneck and Larchmont to the east.

Norwich, Connecticut

NorwichNorwich, CTIntegrated Day Charter School
Three rivers, the Yantic, the Shetucket, and the Quinebaug, flow into the city and form its harbor, from which the Thames River flows south to Long Island Sound.

Oyster Bay (town), New York

Oyster BayOyster Bay, New YorkTown of Oyster Bay
At least six of the 36 villages and hamlets of the town have shores on Oyster Bay Harbor, an inlet of Long Island Sound, and many of these at one time or another have also been referred to as being part of the hamlet of Oyster Bay.

New York (state)

New YorkNew York StateNY
Long Island Sound is a tidal estuary of the Atlantic Ocean, lying predominantly between the U.S. state of Connecticut to the north, and Long Island in New York to the south.
The state's borders include a water boundary in (clockwise from the west) two Great Lakes (Lake Erie and Lake Ontario, which are connected by the Niagara River); the provinces of Ontario and Quebec in Canada, with New York and Ontario sharing the Thousand Islands archipelago within the Saint Lawrence River, while most of its border with Quebec is on land; it shares Lake Champlain with the New England state of Vermont; the New England state of Massachusetts has mostly a land border; New York extends into Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean, sharing a water border with Rhode Island, while Connecticut has land and sea borders.

Saugatuck River

It drains part of suburban and rural Fairfield County west of Bridgeport, emptying into Long Island Sound.