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Long Island Sound

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Definition passage from the Atlantic Ocean to New York Harbor (between Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Long Island)
  • The Long Island Sound one went straight to target.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Fifty-eight miles north of the Gulf Coast city, I smelled a familiar scent, one I had grown up with on Long Island Sound.
    Peter Jenkins  --  A Walk Across America
  • The bronze image showed Long Island Sound near La Guardia.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • From there they were to proceed by water down Long Island Sound, keeping close to the Connecticut shore to avoid enemy cruisers.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • "That one's heading to Long Island Sound as though to block the entrance to New London and that one's heading to Boston, I think.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • I was born on Long Island Sound, but not at Mystic.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • Over Long Island Sound, the sky looked like ink soup coming to a boil.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • It was on Long Island Sound.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • Long Island Sound glittered in the light of the moon.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Hidden Oracle
  • Our triremes are unchallenged on Long Island Sound, but those stupid giant eagles dominate our airspace.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Moonlight glittered on the waves of Long Island Sound.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • She pointed out the open-air dining pavilion that overlooked Long Island Sound.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • To the north, past the beach, the Long Island Sound glittered in the sunlight.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • But young men didn't — at least in my provincial inexperience I believed they didn't — drift coolly out of nowhere and buy a palace on Long Island Sound.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • The same white-columned Greek buildings were scattered around the valley-the amphitheater, the combat arena, the dining pavilion overlooking Long Island Sound.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Apparently this poor creature had been mucking around on the bottom of Long Island Sound and had somehow gotten itself tangled in the net of this sunken fishing boat.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Titan's Curse
  • It was, of course, those streets closest to the Volkhov, which in turn became, in no order of geographical sequence, a shoreline in "Maine," the Potomac River of "Washington," and the northern waters of Long Island Sound that housed the naval base at "New London."
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • She gunned her motor and exploded away for New York and I, with Charley beside me, drove Rocinante to the Shelter Island Ferry, and then to a second ferry to Greenport and a third from Orient Point to the coast Of Connecticut, across Long Island Sound, for I wanted to avoid New York traffic and get well on my way.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • Mr. Barbour himself—laughing uproariously over his Virgin Mary and his Sunday morning bacon and eggs—had more than once told the story how he and the children were blown out to sea off Long Island Sound during a hurricane, radio knocked out, how Mrs. Barbour had phoned a priest at St. Ignatius Loyola on Park and Eighty-Fourth and sat up all night praying (Mrs.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • ...Rock Creek Valley at Washington, of which the Nation is just taking possession for a Park; considering what superb views were presented of the Palisades and up the valley of the Hudson on the one hand, and the waters and varied shores of Long Island Sound on the other, from the site offered for the Fair by New York; considering all this, we cannot but fear that the choice of a site in the rear of the city, utterly without natural landscape attraction, would be found a disappointment...
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City

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