Photo: 40th anniversary mugs of NLMS World! $25 in the Shop.



This week at the Custom House…

Lately, while up late working on grant proposals, I’ve discovered the waterfront gets lively at night. I’ve become newly obsessed by the HarborCam.


Early last week the Shaw’s Cove swing bridge froze! Fixing it over two nights entailed a marvelous illumination and brought out an army of workers to scale the structure, wade underneath the rails, and press against the trestles as trains rumbled through. A friend’s train ride Wednesday night was three hours late — the possibly reason was right there on HarborCam, where cranes and crews — blasted by serious floodlights — worked away on the tracks.


In the daytime tugs tote platforms and pilings out past the Eagle. Friday afternoon a ferry just stopped: They lowered a small boat, which no sooner sped off towards town than it floundered a bit then turned around to be hoisted back up on the ferry deck. It appears they’d gotten the engine going…


Sometimes, you could liken the HarborCam to Slow TV. Still viewers now number 4.9m+! For me, it’s mesmerizing.

–Susan Tamulevich

We’re online & on Facebook!

  • Watch New London HarborCam, our 24/7 eye on the harbor. It’s a little like Slow TV. NL HarborCam has had 4.9 million views and 10.7 thousand likes!
  • View Online Exhibitions of New London Maritime History from the Custom House Maritime Museum’s Frank L. McGuire Library.
  • Facebook the Custom House SHOP for gifts with an extra feel good factor — when you shop with us your purchases support our exhibitions, & educational programs.
  • Facebook New London Ledge Light  for restoration updates, summer tours & other announcements. Photo, above: Holiday cards in the Shop
  • We’re on Instagram! @nlmaritime.

Photo, below: the fog slowly lifts over Ft. Trumbull Thursday morning.



The CUSTOM HOUSE MARITIME MUSEUM is open Wed., 1-5 PM, Thurs. 1 to 5 PM, Fri., 1 to 5 PM, Sat. 1 0 AM to 5 PM, Sun. 1 to 5 PM.

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