Port of New York and New Jersey

Port Of New York And New Jersey

Port of New York and New Jersey

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The Port of New York and New Jersey comprises the waterways in the estuary of the New York-Newark metropolitan area with a port district encompassing an approximate area within a radius of the Statue of Liberty National Monument. The system of navigable waters along of shoreline in the vicinity of New York City and northeastern New Jersey is considered one the finest natural harbors in the world., Joseph F. Meany Jr. & al.,NY State Museum, 1992-1998. The port is by tonnage the third largest in the United States and the busiest on the East Coast.


Bodies of water

The Atlantic Ocean is to the southeast. The sea at the entrance to the port is called the New York Bight which lies between the peninsulas of Sandy Hook and Rockaway. In Lower New York Bay and its western arm Raritan Bay, ocean-going vessels orient themselves for passage to the east into Arthur Kill or to the north to The Narrows. To the east lies the Rockaway Inlet which leads to Jamaica Bay. Sometimes called by the name of the bridge which spans it, the Verrazano Narrows strait connects to the Upper New York Bay. Traditionally called New York Harbor, the Upper Bay lies at the mouth of the Hudson River which is sometimes called, particularly in navigation, the North River. Large ships are able to travel...
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