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The Waters  of  New York
The Hudson Highway <ul><li>Hudson River is more than 300 miles long </li></ul><ul><li>Used for transportation and trade  <...
Niagara River <ul><li>One of the smaller rivers in NY </li></ul><ul><li>35 miles long </li></ul><ul><li>Source is Lake Eri...
Great Lakes <ul><li>There are 5 Great Lakes </li></ul><ul><li>Remember HOMES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>H: Lake Huron </li></u...
Lake Champlain <ul><li>Long, thin lake that forms a border between New York and Vermont  </li></ul>
New York’s Coasts <ul><li>Coast : land next to an ocean or a large lake </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Long Island and NY City are ...
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New York Waterways

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New York Waterways

  1. 1. The Waters of New York
  2. 2. The Hudson Highway <ul><li>Hudson River is more than 300 miles long </li></ul><ul><li>Used for transportation and trade </li></ul><ul><li>Source : the beginning of a river </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source of Hudson River is in the Adirondack Mountains </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tributaries : small rivers and streams that branch off a larger river </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mohawk River is a tributary of the Hudson River </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>River gets deep enough for large ships as it travels south </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mouth : the end of a river where it empties into a larger body of water </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hudson River empties into the Atlantic Ocean </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Niagara River <ul><li>One of the smaller rivers in NY </li></ul><ul><li>35 miles long </li></ul><ul><li>Source is Lake Erie </li></ul><ul><li>Flows over a cliff </li></ul><ul><ul><li>falls 180 feet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Called Niagara Falls </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ends at Lake Ontario </li></ul>
  4. 4. Great Lakes <ul><li>There are 5 Great Lakes </li></ul><ul><li>Remember HOMES: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>H: Lake Huron </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>O: Lake Ontario </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>M: Lake Michigan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E: Lake Erie </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S: Lake Superior </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Largest lakes in the USA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If put together, bigger than the state of Texas!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Very important and useful for trade and transportation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Lake Champlain <ul><li>Long, thin lake that forms a border between New York and Vermont </li></ul>
  6. 6. New York’s Coasts <ul><li>Coast : land next to an ocean or a large lake </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Long Island and NY City are part of the Atlantic Coast (borders on the Atlantic Ocean) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bay : part of an ocean or lake that cuts deeply into the coast or shore </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NY Bay is located near New York City </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hudson River empties into the bay before emptying into ocean </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Harbor : a sheltered place where ships can dock </li></ul>

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