Coordinates: 41°19′35″N 72°19′45″W / 41.3265°N 72.3292°W / 41.3265; -72.3292

The Lieutenant River is a 3.7-mile-long (6.0 km)[1] tidal river located in Old Lyme, Connecticut. It joins the Connecticut River in the estuary, just above the point where that river flows into Long Island Sound.

The river has a public boat launch and is a popular fishing spot.[2]

The Lieutenant River is popular among artists and photographers. A number of American impressionist artists, including Childe Hassam, painted views of the river while staying at the Florence Griswold House in Old Lyme.[3][4]

The Florence Griswold Museum was designed with windows that have sweeping views of the Lieutenant River.[5]

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map Archived 2012-03-29 at the Wayback Machine, accessed April 1, 2011
  2. ^ "Connecticut Coastal Access Guide - Lieutenant River State Boat Launch". Archived from the original on 2010-06-23. Retrieved 2009-06-19.
  3. ^ "The Lieutenant River". Archived from the original on 2010-11-24.
  4. ^ Retrieved 2009-06-19. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ The Griswold Celebrates New Space and New Art , William Zimmer, June 30, 2002, New York Times