Lieutenant River

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Coordinates: 41°19′35″N 72°19′45″W / 41.3265°N 72.3292°W / 41.3265; -72.3292

The Lieutenant River is a 3.7-mile-long (6.0 km)[1] tidal river located in Old Lyme, Connecticut. It joins the Connecticut River in the estuary, just above the point where that river flows into Long Island Sound.

The river has a popular public boat launch and is a popular fishing spot.[2]

The Lieutenant River is probably most notable for its continuing popularity among artists and photographers. A number of noted American impressionist artists, including Childe Hassam, painted views of the river while staying at the Florence Griswold House in Old Lyme.[3][4]

The Florence Griswold Museum was designed with windows that have sweeping views of the Lieutenant River.[5]

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 1, 2011
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-23. Retrieved 2009-06-19. 
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  5. ^ The Griswold Celebrates New Space and New Art , William Zimmer, June 30, 2002, New York Times