The name Connecticut comes from the Native American Algonquin word "Quinatucquet" which meant, "Beside the long tidal river."
The Connecticut River is 407 miles long and runs from The Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire along the border of New Hampshire and Vermont through Western Massachusetts and Central Connecticut and ends at Old Lyme, CT in to Long Island Sound.
The America Robin is Connecticut's state bird.
Connecticut's state flower is the Mountain Laurel.
And Connecticut is home to a very famous sailing ship, The Schooner Amistad