The Hoosic River, also known as the Hoosac, the Hoosick (primarily in New York) and the Hoosuck (mostly archaic), is a tributary of the Hudson River, 70 miles (113 km) long, in the northeastern United States. The varying transliterations are from the Algonquin name, probably meaning "the beyond place" (as in beyond, or east of, the Hudson) or perhaps "stony place" (either because the river's stony bottom is usually exposed except in spring, or because local soils are so stony). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoosic River
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