Thames River

ancient Tamesis.

Principal river of England.

It rises in the Cotswolds in Gloucestershire and winds 210 mi (338 km) eastward across southern central England into a great estuary, through which it empties into the North Sea. It is tidal for about 65 mi (104 km). Known by the Romans and by early English chroniclers, it has been celebrated by bards throughout history. One of the world's most important commercial waterways, it is navigable by large vessels to London.

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      river in southern Ontario, Canada. The Thames is 160 miles (260 km) long. It rises north-northwest of Woodstock, in the uplands between Lakes Huron and Erie, and flows southwest past the towns of Woodstock, London, and Chatham to Lake Saint Clair. The river is navigable below Chatham. Originally called the La Tranche River, it received its present name in 1792. The Battle of the Thames (1813) was fought at Moraviantown, near Chatham.

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