American Narrows

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American Narrows
American Narrows is located in New York
American Narrows
American Narrows
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 44°20′00″N 75°55′51″W / 44.33333°N 75.93083°W / 44.33333; -75.93083
Elevation 74 m (243 ft)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

The American Narrows is a channel in Jefferson County, New York.[1] It refers to a very narrow but deep section of the St. Lawrence River near Alexandria Bay, New York. With its strong currents and jagged rocks it has been the cause of demise for more than one vessel. It was the site of the NEPCO 140 Oil Spill in 1976.[2]

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  1. ^ "Map Location". Retrieved 2009-06-30. 
  2. ^ "Save the River NEPCO 140 Report" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-07-01.