Delaware River

State: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Lat/Long: 41.9333, -75.2667

Rising in southeast New York with the junction of the east and west branches, the Delaware River flows southeast between New York and Pennsylvania to Port Jervis, and then generally south between Pennsylvania and New Jersey before emptying into the Delaware Bay. Three hundred and fifteen miles long, the river is navigable to Trenton, New Jersey. George Washington crossed the river three times during the American Revolution to win the battles of Trenton and Princeton.

Webster's New Geographical Dictionary (Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1988), 322; Courtlandt Canby, The Encyclopedia of Historic Places (New York: Facts on File, 1984), 1:233.