Coast Guard Eagle & Submarine at Race Rock

7:56am, 32°F, 2/8/24 Photo, above: Marlin Bloethe. FI/NY. (Thank you!)


What’s Up at the Custom House


The Custom House is open Thurs.– Fri., 1 to 5 PM, Sat. 1 0 AM to 5 PM; & Sun. 1 to 5 PM. (Winter hours)


Photo: Charles Addams New Yorker cover, February 10, 1951. Charles Addams was a frequent visitor on Long Island. Could this be inspired by Race Rock Light?

Happy Valentine’s Day!


By appointment year-round

& a wonderful Valentine’s Day surprise

Visit Inside NL Harbor Pequot Light

It’s Long Island Sound’s oldest and tallest lighthouse.

Photo: a Harbor Lighthouse wedding.

Climb 116 steps up into the lighthouse lantern. The views are spectacular!​ Tours take approximately 40 minutes. To book a tour for up-to five people, send us an email.

Tours are available every Saturday and Sunday at 11:45, or you may schedule a custom time during the week. Please provide two day’s notice for a custom tour.

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


March 19, 1:30 PM

JIBBOOM Club #1 returns in another month with author Peter J. Emanuel, Jr. and the launch of his first book, Course Change.

The Stonington, a whaleship from New London, Connecticut, is sailing a course for home after being at sea for more than three years. When it pulls into San Diego, California in September 1846 for food and supplies, the crew learns that war has broken out between the United States and Mexico. The town is under siege by Mexican forces, leaving the US inhabitants no escape route but the sea. In response to their desperate situation, the Stonington’s captain allows them to take refuge aboard his ship. Thus begins the first step in what would become the Stonington’s months-long tour of duty as a member of the US Navy’s Pacific Squadron.

Sponsored by the Maco Family Fund, events are free and open to all. See you March 19!


We’re online & on Facebook!

  • Watch New London HarborCam, our 24/7 eye on the harbor. It’s a little like Slow TV, with 5.4M views

Photo: Kids practice bicycle tricks on NL Waterfront Park.

  • View Online Exhibitions of New London Maritime History from the Custom House Maritime Museum’s Frank L. McGuire Library.


VISIT / for more news &  information: 



AAQ / Resource: Townsend Manor Inn

Old Fashioned Hospitality