Above, the Argia sails by New London Ledge Lighthouse, photo: Caryn B. Davis

Journey down the Connecticut coast

& celebrate our beautiful coastline and waterways 

Order your copy of Connecticut Waters and receive a signed copy*
with Caryn B. Davis, a zoom presentation
Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 7 PM
Caryn B. Davis is an award-winning photographer, a journalist, and a best-selling author specializing in architectural, garden, and travel photography. Caryn’s career has spanned the globe taking her to more than 50 countries, and her images and articles and have appeared in over 60 publications worldwide including the New York Times, Town & Country, the Wall Street Journal, Fine Art Connoisseur, New Zealand Geographic and others.
No need to preregister.
Zoom details will be posted next Sunday
*email nlmaritimedirector@gmail.com to reserve your signed copy.
What’s Up at the Custom House – April 4, 2021

New London Maritime Society – local friendly authentic

Telling the stories of New London’s waterfront

& preserving four historic maritime sites

Sunday, April 18, 3 PM

April 2021 Virtual Benefit Concert

Connecticut Early Music Society
& New London Maritime Society
Join us on Sunday, April 18th at 3:00 PM for a virtual benefit showcasing the 1814 Thos. Butcher square piano recently donated to the museum.
Artistic Director Ian Watson has planned a program of works that are contemporaneous with the instrument and that reflect the venue in which they’ll be performed: the marvelous Custom House Maritime Museum in New London. Many of these pieces will be well known to fans of Patrick O’Brien’s Aubrey/Maturin series. The final duet features in the movie Master and Commander, starring Russell Crowe.
Visit inside New London HarborLighthouse.
Visit inside New London Harbor Lighthouse. Come on – take the tour! Each visit is set up individually to accommodate your schedule.
Once the tour is scheduled, 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 and the tallest on Long Island Sound. 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 vaccinated 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.
NB: please do not enter the lighthouse property unless you are with a museum representative! 
photo: by Christina Corcoran 


Have A Sparkling Day!

150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320 | 860-447-2501
The Custom House Maritime Museum is closed until further notice | 203-444-2884 

AAQ / Resource: Bruce Nagel + Partners Architects