- a river flowing S from NW Massachusetts through SW Connecticut to Long Island Sound near Stratford, Connecticut. 148 miles (240 km) long.
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Broad rivers like the Connecticut and Housatonic had no bridges.The Critical Period of American History
This Housatonic road is rich in just such pastoral pictures.Pastoral Days
William Hamilton Gibson
Principal river valleys: Thames, Connecticut and Housatonic.Alden's Handy Atlas of the World
John B. Alden
The only successful attack of any of these Davids, however, was the one which destroyed the Housatonic.Every-day Science: Volume VII. The Conquest of Time and Space
Henry Smith Williams
According to the new order given the submarines the Housatonic ought to have been sunk without warning.