Lees River Article

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Lees River
Lees River (Massachusetts) map.jpg
Lees River and environs
Location
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Bristol County
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - coordinates 41°44′37″N 71°11′21″W / 41.7436°N 71.1891°W / 41.7436; -71.1891
Mouth 
 - location Mount Hope Bay
 - coordinates 41°43′11″N 71°11′45″W / 41.7197°N 71.1957°W / 41.7197; -71.1957
LEES RIVER Latitude and Longitude:

41°43′11″N 71°11′45″W / 41.7197°N 71.1957°W / 41.7197; -71.1957
Length2.9 mi (4.7 km)

The Lees River or Lee's River, shown on federal maps as the Lee River, [1] is a 2.9-mile-long (4.7 km) [2] tidal river that forms part of the boundary between Swansea and Somerset, Massachusetts. It flows south to drain into Mount Hope Bay.

The first documented local shipyard was established on the river between 1707 and 1712 by Samuel Lee. Today the river is designated as a Class A, "outstanding resource" water.

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Lee River
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-04-05 at WebCite, accessed April 1, 2011