We’re giving tours to visit inside
New London Harbor Lighthouse.
We meet at the lighthouse, then climb 116 steps to the lantern room — all the while learning about the 260-year history of Harbor Light, one of the oldest lighthouses in the country. The views at the top are spectacular! 
The visit takes around 45 minutes.
Everyone uses hand sanitizer and we all wear masks.
Tours for one small Covid pod of up-to four people may be arranged by emailing nlmaritimedirector@gmail.com.
Suggested donations are $35 for adults, $30 for NLMS members, & $25 for youth 7-to 18 years old.
photo: Christina Corcoran.
You all know the property at Harbor Light.It’s a long narrow parcel coming in from the road that then jogs to the right, south, along the seashore.
There’s a chain across the front entrance at Pequot Avenue.
One enters the property and walks by neighboring houses and scrubby shrubs to reach the cement foundation of a former fog horn building.
Once you cross the granite wall at the end of that foundation, the scene opens up — and it is unmatchable. There’s the rocky ledge, lapping waves, the lighthouse, Long Island Sound, a small beach.
We’re now working to transform the site by creating a master plan, and do some landscaping to make the walk to the lighthouse more enjoyable.
We wish to thank an anonymous donor for giving us $7,200 last week so we can get started!
The photo below shows the other side of our property — which extends along the shore.
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— Happy Labor Day! —

Below, This quiet scene is from Thursday at 6:59 AM.
Left, a more brightly lit early morning in May.
(EB must be on vacation.)
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