Saw Kill may refer to three different bodies of water in New York. Two are tributaries of the Hudson River, on its east bank. The other drains into Esopus Creek, a tributary of the Hudson on its west bank.
The southerly of the eastern two is 14.3 miles (23.0 km) long and empties into South Bay of the Tivoli Bays part of the Hudson River Reserve of the National Estuarine Research Reserve, located in the town of Red Hook and partly along Bard College and New York State Department of Environmental Conservation protected lands. The other one, not identified on topographic maps, empties into the Hudson about 30 miles (48 km) to the north at Stuyvesant Landing.
The western one, 19.7 miles (31.7 km) long, rises in Forest Preserve lands on the lower slopes of Indian Head Mountain and, after flowing through the town of Woodstock, empties into the Esopus just above Saugerties.
Another branch is called the Sawkill (all one word) Creek, which also flows into the Esopus Creek, northwest of the City of Kingston, New York.
- U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed October 3, 2011
- "The Lumber Industry and Its Workers, Third Edition. Chapter 2. Early Methods of Logging.". Industrial Workers of the World. Retrieved November 8, 2011.
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