July 15th, 2011

The largest river located in New England is the Connecticut River. The beginning point of the river is from the Connecticut Lakes out of New Hampshire. The river’s route designates the border between New Hampshire and Vermont.

Historically the river has always been heavy with silt and this has created a large sandbar near the mouth. Unfortunately, it makes navigation difficult. Dutch explorer Adriaen Block discovered the Connecticut River in 1614 and named it the “Fresh River.” The Dutch constructed a trading post with added defenses in 1623, which was the future Read the rest of this entry »

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