Norwich, at the head of navigation on Thames River at its junction with Shetucket River and Yantic River, is about 11 miles above New London. Small boats generally anchor in Shetucket River just above the fixed bridges at Norwich, which have a minimum clearance of 11 feet.
The Marina at American Wharf, located at the head of the Thames River has transient slips up to 200ft, fuel, pump-out, mechanic services and a restaurant.
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The Thames River above New London has a dredged channel to Norwich, the head of navigation. In 2006, the controlling depth was 25 feet from the bridges at New London to the north end of the turning basin opposite Smith Cove, thence 7.1 feet (14.9 feet at midchannel) to Stoddard Hill, thence 15 feet to the turning basin at Norwich with 12 feet in the turning basin except for shoaling to lesser depths near the upper limits of the basin. The channel is well marked by navigational aids
The dikes along the Thames River from Easter Point (41°28.2’N., 72°04.5’W.) to Norwich are submerged at half tide.