Seekonk River


Seekonk River

The Seekonk River is a tidal extension of the Blackstone River and Ten Mile River in the U.S. state of Rhode Island. It flows approximately 8 km (5 mi). Most historical scholars agree that the name is derived from two Native American words, sucki (meaning black) and honc (meaning goose).

Course

The river begins in name at Pawtucket Falls, which serves as the boundary between fresh and salt water. From the falls, the river flows due south between Providence and East Providence, eventually feeding into the Providence River. The Seekonk River is the northernmost point of Narragansett Bay tidewater.

The upper Seekonk River, in the City of Pawtucket is known locally as the Pawtucket River.

Crossings

Below is a list of all crossings over the Seekonk River. The list starts at the headwaters and goes downstream.
*Pawtucket
**Main Street (U.S. 1)
**Interstate 95
**Division Street
*Providence
**Henderson Bridge
**Interstate 195

Tributaries

The Blackstone and Ten Mile rivers are the only named tributaries of the Seekonk River.

ee also

*List of rivers in Rhode Island
*Blackstone River
*Providence River
*Ten Mile River

References

*Maps from the United States Geological Survey


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