Name / Description

Peconic Bay

Type

Banks, Bays and Sounds

Discoverer

0

Length (miles)

6

Size (sq. miles)

36

Part of / Flows into

Atlantic Ocean

Sovereignty

New York State

Additional Notes

SE N.Y., bet. N and S peninsulas of E L.I. and near their bases, just E of Riverhead; c.6 miles in diameter; 40�57'N 72�30'W. Receives Peconic R. in Flanders Bay, its W arm; Shinnecock Canal joins it to Shinnecock Bay (S). Connected by channels to Little Peconic Bay (E), thence to Gardiners Bay and Block Island Sound.

Related Images

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Image Id: 1371

Related People

Einstein, Albert

Related Locations

Southold, Long Island,

Related Events

1987 - National Estuary Program launched,

Record ID: 33