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We’re giving tours to visit inside
New London Harbor Lighthouse.
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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! 
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The visit takes around 45 minutes.
Everyone uses hand sanitizer and we all wear masks.
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Tours for one small Covid pod of up-to four people may be arranged by emailing nlmaritimedirector@gmail.com.
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Suggested donations are $35 for adults, $30 for NLMS members, & $25 for youth 7-to 18 years old.
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photo: Christina Corcoran.
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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.
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There’s a chain across the front entrance at Pequot Avenue.
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One enters the property and walks by neighboring houses and scrubby shrubs to reach the cement foundation of a former fog horn building.
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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.
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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.
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We wish to thank an anonymous donor for giving us $7,200 last week so we can get started!
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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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150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320 | 860-447-2501
The Custom House Maritime Museum is closed until further notice | 860-447-2501

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AAQ / Resource: McDonough & Conroy Architects

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