Thames River (Connecticut)

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The Thames River is a short river and tidal estuary in the state of Connecticut.wikipedia
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The Thames River is a short river and tidal estuary in the state of Connecticut.
The Connecticut River, Thames River, and ports along Long Island Sound have given Connecticut a strong maritime tradition which continues today.

Shetucket River

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It flows south for 15 mi through eastern Connecticut from the junction of the Yantic River and Shetucket River at Norwich, Connecticut, to New London and Groton, Connecticut which flank its mouth at Long Island Sound.
The Shetucket River is a tributary of the Thames River, 20.4 mi long, in eastern Connecticut in the United States.

New London, Connecticut

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It flows south for 15 mi through eastern Connecticut from the junction of the Yantic River and Shetucket River at Norwich, Connecticut, to New London and Groton, Connecticut which flank its mouth at Long Island Sound.
New London is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States, located at the mouth of the Thames River in New London County, Connecticut.

Norwich, Connecticut

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It flows south for 15 mi through eastern Connecticut from the junction of the Yantic River and Shetucket River at Norwich, Connecticut, to New London and Groton, Connecticut which flank its mouth at Long Island Sound.
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.

Groton, Connecticut

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It flows south for 15 mi through eastern Connecticut from the junction of the Yantic River and Shetucket River at Norwich, Connecticut, to New London and Groton, Connecticut which flank its mouth at Long Island Sound.
Groton is a town in New London County, Connecticut located on the Thames River.

Yantic River

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It flows south for 15 mi through eastern Connecticut from the junction of the Yantic River and Shetucket River at Norwich, Connecticut, to New London and Groton, Connecticut which flank its mouth at Long Island Sound.
It runs for 14.2 mi and flows into the Shetucket River in Norwich, forming the Thames River.

Long Island Sound

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It flows south for 15 mi through eastern Connecticut from the junction of the Yantic River and Shetucket River at Norwich, Connecticut, to New London and Groton, Connecticut which flank its mouth at Long Island Sound.
Thames River (Connecticut) - Groton & New London

Quinebaug River

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The Thames River watershed includes a number of smaller basins and the 80-mile-long Quinebaug River, which rises in southern Massachusetts and joins the Shetucket River about four miles northeast of Norwich.
That river flows from there into the Thames River and drains into the Long Island Sound.

Naval Submarine Base New London

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The United States Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut College, a U.S. Navy submarine base, and the Electric Boat submarine shipyard are located on the river at New London and Groton.
In 1868, the State of Connecticut gave the Navy 112 acre of land along the Thames River in Groton to build a Naval Station.

Fort Trumbull

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Two historic forts overlook the mouth of the river at New London harbor, now Connecticut State Parks: Fort Griswold on the eastern Groton Heights, and Fort Trumbull on the New London side.
Fort Trumbull is a fort near the mouth of the Thames River on Long Island Sound in New London, Connecticut and named for Governor Jonathan Trumbull.

Fort Griswold

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Two historic forts overlook the mouth of the river at New London harbor, now Connecticut State Parks: Fort Griswold on the eastern Groton Heights, and Fort Trumbull on the New London side.
The fort played a key role in the early stages of the American Revolutionary War, in correspondence with Fort Trumbull on the opposite side of the Thames River.

USS Nautilus (SSN-571)

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The USS Nautilus (SSN-571) was launched into the river on January 21, 1954 from Electric Boat, becoming the world's first nuclear-powered submarine.
She was christened on 21 January 1954 and launched into the Thames River, sponsored by Mamie Eisenhower.

List of Connecticut state parks

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Two historic forts overlook the mouth of the river at New London harbor, now Connecticut State Parks: Fort Griswold on the eastern Groton Heights, and Fort Trumbull on the New London side.

Battle of Groton Heights

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Two historic forts overlook the mouth of the river at New London harbor, now Connecticut State Parks: Fort Griswold on the eastern Groton Heights, and Fort Trumbull on the New London side.
The raid was a success, but the Connecticut militia stubbornly resisted British attempts to capture Fort Griswold across the Thames River in Groton, Connecticut.

Harvard–Yale Regatta

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The Yale-Harvard Boat Race is held annually in New London.
Originally rowed on Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire, it has since moved to the Thames River, near New London, Connecticut.

Montville, Connecticut

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For defense against the Pequot, the Mohegan sachem Uncas had established a fortified village on a promontory above the Thames River within what is now the town of Montville.

Gold Star Memorial Bridge

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The Gold Star Memorial Bridge is a pair of steel truss bridges that carry both Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 1 across the Thames River between New London, Connecticut, US and Groton, Connecticut.

Thames River Bridge (Amtrak)

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Amtrak's Thames River Bridge spans from New London to Groton, Connecticut, United States, crossing Connecticut's Thames River.

Connecticut Route 2A

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This independent freeway portion of Route 2A runs easterly for about 3.2 mi with interchanges for Route 32 and Mohegan Sun Casino before crossing the Thames River on the Mohegan-Pequot Bridge into Preston and ending at Route 12.

Pequots

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It was originally known as the Pequot River after the Pequot Indians who dominated the area.

United States Coast Guard Academy

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The United States Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut College, a U.S. Navy submarine base, and the Electric Boat submarine shipyard are located on the river at New London and Groton.

Connecticut College

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The United States Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut College, a U.S. Navy submarine base, and the Electric Boat submarine shipyard are located on the river at New London and Groton.