Saint Lawrence River
|Saint Lawrence River|
Fleuve Saint-Laurent, Fleuve St-Laurent, St-Lawrence River, St-Laurent River
Saint Lawrence River near Alexandria Bay
Map of the Saint Lawrence/Great Lakes Watershed
|Etymology||Saint Lawrence of Rome|
|Country||Canada, United States|
|- location||Kingston, Ontario / Cape Vincent, New York|
|- elevation||74.7 m (245 ft)|
|Mouth||Gulf of St. Lawrence / Atlantic Ocean|
|- location||Quebec, Canada|
|- elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|Length||500 km (310 mi)Excluding the estuary. Ca. 1200 km if included.|
|Basin size||1,344,200 km2 (519,000 sq mi)|
|- location||below the Saguenay River|
|- average||16,800 m3/s (590,000 cu ft/s)|
The Saint Lawrence River (French: fleuve Saint-Laurent; Tuscarora: Kahnawáʼkye; Mohawk: Kaniatarowanenneh, meaning "big waterway") is a big river in eastern North America. It flows between the Canadian province of Ontario and the American state of New York, and through the Canadian province of Quebec.
The river drains water from the Great Lakes into the Atlantic Ocean. It is more than three thousand kilometres long. The river meets the Atlantic Ocean in a big "estuary" or bay, the biggest in the world; this is called the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
The Canadian cities of Kingston, Montreal, Trois-Rivières and Quebec City are on this river. It is very important because ships can sail up the river and through the Great Lakes right into the middle of North America. It is the third largest river in Canada.
References[change | change source]
- Natural Resources Canada, Atlas of Canada - Rivers
- Rudes, B. Tuscarora English Dictionary Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1999
Other websites[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Saint Lawrence River.|
- Regional Geography of the St. Lawrence River
- Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System
- Safe Passage: Aids to Navigation on the St. Lawrence – Historical essay, illustrated with drawings and photographs
- Annotated Bibliography on St. Lawrence County and Northern New York region.
- International Saint Lawrence River Board of Control
- Saint Lawrence River from The Canadian Encyclopedia
- Watch the Jacques Cousteau documentary, St. Lawrence: Stairway to the Sea
- The Steamboats "Sir James Kemp" and "Lord Dalhousie" on the River St. Lawrence, Upper Canada in 1833 by D.J. Kennedy, Historical Society of Pennsylvania