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three miles, then S. E. into Connecticut Eiver.
Its mouth is nearly two rods wide.

Lee's Island, Fairfax co., Va., lies in the Poto-

Lehigh River, Pa. This river rises in the E.
part of Luzerne co., and, pursuing a winding
course of 100 miles, empties into the Delaware
at Easton. The upper part of the river is a rapid
stream, with many falls. A navigation is opened
by means of this river from Easton to Newhaven,
a distance of 84£ miles, of which 30i consist of
pools, 391 of canals, 2£ of locks, and the re-
mainder of sluices.

Lemon/air River, Vt., rises in Whiting and Or-
well, runs through the E. part of Shoreham,
across the S. E. corner of Bridport, and joins
Otter Creek in Weybridge. There are some mill
sites near its head, but it is, in general, a very
sluggish, muddy stream.

Lemonwier River, Wn. It rises in the N. W.
part of Adams co., flows S. E., and falls into the
Wisconsin on the N. border of Sauk co.

Lewis Creek, Vt., a valuable mill stream, rises
near the N. line of Bristol, runs through the W.
part of Starksboro' and E. part of Monkton,
through Ilinesburg, and the S. E. corner of Char-
lotte, and falls into Lake Champlain in Ferris-
burg, a short distance N. from the mouth of
Little Otter Creek.

Lewis Lake, N. Y. This small sheet of water
lies in the town of Lake Pleasant, Hamilton co.

IAcking River, Ky., rises in Floyd co., and falls
into the Ohio at Newport, opposite Cincinnati.
It is navigable 70 miles. Its whole length is 180.

Licking River, O., is formed by three principal
branches, which water Licking co. It affords
extensive water power, particularly by a dam at
its entrance into the Muskingum.

Liepers Creek, Maury co., Te. A small branch
of Duck Eiver.

Lime Lake, N. Y., is a small lake situated in
the town of Machias, Cattaraugus co.

Lime River, Brown co., Wn. The principal
branch of Oconto Eiver, which it enters from
the N. W.

Limestone Creek, Orangeburg district, S. C. A
small tributary of the North Edisto Eiver.

Link Creek, Sangamon co., Is. A branch of
Sugar Creek.

Little Harbor and Piscataqua Harbor, N. H. See

Little River, N. C. It rises in the W. part of
Franklin co., flows S. E., and enters the Neuse
near Waynesboro', Wayne co.

Little River, S. C. This river forms part of
the boundary between N. C. and S. C., and emp-
ties into the Pedee.

Little River, Ga., empties into the Savannah,
30 miles N. W. of Augusta.

■Little River, Blount co., Te. This river rises
among the mountains in the S. E. angle of the
county, and flows N. W. into Tennessee Eiver.

Little River, Ky., empties into Cumberland
Eiver, on the E. side.

Little River, la., a tributary of the Wabash, en-
ters it above Vincennes.

Little River, Ts. A W. branch of the Brazos.

Little Androscoggin River, Me., has its sources in
ponds in the towns of Woodstock. Greenwood,
and Norway, Oxford co., flows in a S. E. direc-
tion across an angle of Cumberland co., and en-
ters the Androscoggin opposite Lewiston.

Little Au Sable. See Au Sable.


I Little Bay de Noquet, Mn. Situated N. from
Green Bay and W. from Big Bay do Noquet. It
receives the waters of Esconawba, Eapid, and
several other rivers.

Little Beaver Creek, S. C., forms part of the
boundary between Lexington and Orangeburg
districts, and empties into the Congaree Eiver.

Little Blue River, Mo., rises in the S. W. part
of Jaekson co., flows N. E., and enters the Mis-
souri E. from the Big Blue.

Little Brazos River, Ts. It rises near the mouth
of Big Creek, and flows S. E., nearly parallel
with Brazos Eiver, which it finally enters.

Little Calf Pasture Creek, Va., rises in the N.
part of Augusta co., flows S. S.
W., and empties
into North Eiver.

Little Calliou Bayou, Terre Bonne parish, La.,
rises near the source of the Grand Calliou, and
flows S. into the Gulf of Mexico.

Little Catawba River, N. C. This river rises in
Catawba and Burke counties, flows S. E., and
unites with the Catawba at the S. E. angle of
Lincoln co.

Little Chazy River. See Chazy River.

Little Cedar Creek, Mn. A branch of the Me-
nomonee Eiver.

Little Delaware River, N. Y., has its source in
the town of Bovina, Delaware co., and flows W.
into the W. branch of the Delaware.

Little Eninandigo River, La Porte co., Wn. A
small stream flowing S. into the St. Croix Eiver.

Little Falls, Herkimer co., N. Y. A rapid de-
scent in the Mohawk Eiver of about 42 feet in
the course of a mile, so named in distinction from
the larger falls, at Cohoes, in the same river,
about 2 miles from its mouth. A continuation
of the chain of the Catsberg Mt. crosses the Mo-
hawk here, through a gap of which the river has
apparently w'orn a passage, having now, on either
side, a rocky wall of 500 feet in height. The bed
of the river is composed of hard primitive gra-
nitic rock, above which are extensive strata of
sandstone and blue limestone. The opposing
cliffs here seem once to have been united, and to
have constituted the barrier of a lake extending
far to the west. The fall in the river consists of
two long rapids, separated by an interval of deep
water, occupying each about a fourth of a mile.
The upper rapids are the largest. Above them a
dam across the stream renders it placid, over
which the waters, separated by a small island, fall
in beautiful cascades into a deep pool beneath,
whence the current rushes tumbling and foaming
over ridges and masses of rock in its first descent,
then flowing with comparative gentleness for a
short distance until it is impelled with new impetu-
osity over the stony bed below. The Erie Canal
descends through this pass on the S. side of the
river, by five locks, in a deep cut through the
solid rock, overcoming obstacles inferior to none
excepting the deep excavation at Lockport.
The village of Little Falls stands on the canal at
this point, and enjoys advantages, from the ex-
tensive water power here created, for carrying on
manufacturing operations to a very large extent.
The Utica and Schenectady Iiailroad also passes
through the chasm, on the N. side of the river.
Boats were formerly transported round the falls
by a canal on the N. side, which is now super-
seded by the Erie Canal, and is made to serve as
a feeder to it by being brought across the entire
valley in an aqueduct of massive stone masonry,
supported upon three lofty arches, two of 50, and

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