This Thursday evening, August 31st, 7 to 8:30 PM

Twilight is a magical time to be on the water – & Thursday’s forecast is perfect!

Sunset & Super Moon Tour with the NL Maritime Society

a fundraiser for Custom House New Roof Campaign

Watch the sun go down and the full moon rise on our 90-minute Sunset – Super Full Moon cruise. 

This is our last opportunity for a Blue – Super Moon this year.

Tickets: $100. We’ll bring the sparkling wine and treats & toast an Awesome August!

There are no more super moons in 2023; If it rains, we’ll take the party to the museum!

Please sign up for the Sunset & SuperMoon cruise.


Visit Ledge Lighthouse before summer runs out!

Come on — climb up into the lantern room at Ledge Lighthouse! Take the boat from the New London waterfront. Land at New London Ledge Light and explore inside all the way up to the top.

Photo: Visitors Sunday. Sherry Coleman.

There is one trip left this summer: Thurs. Sept 7 at 4:45.

Book your tickets today! $50 adults, $35 NLMS members and youth through age 18.



every Saturday & Sunday at 11:45 or by appointment.

Visit Inside New London Harbor Lighthouse

Sign up now to visit inside New London Harbor Pequot Light.

Photo: New NLMS members at Harbor Light on Saturday. Christina Corcoran.

Meet at the lighthouse, then climb 116 steps to the lantern room — all the while learning about the 261-year history of Harbor Light, one of the oldest lighthouses in the country, and the tallest on Long Island Sound. The views at the top are spectacular!​ Harbor Light visits take 40 minutes. Book a tour for up-to five people: click to sign up online, or email to schedule a custom tour during the week.

Tickets are $35, $30 for NLMS members, $25 youth through age 18.


Photo, below: Click on the photo for Andy’s Dive video at Race Rock Light.

And what about Race Rock? you might ask. Last year we received $100,000 from the Ludwick Family Foundation and also raised $20,000+ with a fundraiser on Fishers Island. It has been slow going to get permissions and bids, but the work now has begun! Last weekend Andy Champaign went out with the crew from Kennedy Marine to take soundings and examine the roving rocks discovered in the landing area at the lighthouse. They report the rocks are each the size of a refrigerator (watch their video)! They apparently came off the top and have not destabilized the jetty — good news.

Next up at Race: repair to the railing and masonry — all to be done this summer.

Our third project is repairs at Ledge Light (where $200,000 from grants is available). Grants and the National Park Service have procedures, which must be obeyed. It looks likely this work will not get going until 2024

–Susan Tamulevich


Have a Sparkling Day!



The CUSTOM HOUSE MARITIME MUSEUM is open Wed.& Fri. 1 to 5 PM,

Thurs. 1 to 8 PM, Sat. 10 to 5 PM; Sunday 11 AM to 5 PM.

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New London Maritime Society

Custom House Maritime Museum150 Bank StreetNew London, CT 06320



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