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The River Medina is a small
riverthat runs from the hills in the south of the Isle of Wight, through the capital Newport, towards the Solentat Cowes. The river is a navigable tidal estuaryfrom Newport northwards.
The river is bridged at Newport. Cowes is connected to
East Cowesby a chain ferry known as the Cowes Floating Bridge.cite web|url=http://www.iwight.com/council/departments/engineering_services/transport_fleet/Cowes_Chain_Ferry/|title=IWight - Cowes Chain Ferry Homepage|publisher=www.iwight.gov.uk|accessdate=2008-09-30]
The name "Medina" came from the Anglo-Saxon "Meðune" = "the middle one", but the place in
Arabiamay have influenced its modern spelling.
The River is used by yachtsmen as a very safe harbour. Along the banks of the Medina there are many old warehouses and wharfs where in the past flying boats, hovercraft and steam ships were built and developed; and there is a museum of classic boats which displays much of the river's history alongside the history of yachting.
Rivers of the United Kingdom
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