The world of New London Maritime Society.
We thank the City of New London for awarding NLMS $1000 in SERG funding last week. The money will be deposited directly to our electricity bill!
​Since 1983, NLMS has weathered changes and challenges — but nothing like this past year. Covid-19 has pushed us — and many in our community — to the limits, with doors closed and incomes disappearing overnight.
We don’t have deep pockets, and unlike many other cultural institutions, NLMS is unusual in that we do not receive regular government funding. We rely fully on income we generate ourselves, and through the energy and passion of our supporters.
At this challenging time, your support is needed more than ever.
We are planning for a full season ahead — zoom talks & tours, lighthouses, music! Your gift will enable us to continue the work that we do. Please give today.
The best link for donating online can be found on the HOME page of our website:
Many thanks, Susan Tamulevich
NLMS executive director
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What’s Up at the Custom House – March 7, 2021

New London Maritime Society – local friendly authentic

Telling the stories of New London’s waterfront

& preserving four historic maritime sites

It’s Warming Up!
Visit inside New London Harbor Lighthouse, year-round.
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 forone Covid pod of up-to four people may be arranged by emailing Suggested donations are $35 for adults, $30 for NLMS members, & $25 for youth 7-to-18 years old.
Save the date: Sunday, April 18, 3 PM
Connecticut Early Music Society
New London Maritime Society
Invite you to a virtual benefit
celebrating the 1814 Thos. Butcher square piano
donated to the Custom House Maritime Museum
Early Music Society Festival director Ian Watson has put together a program of music of the period, with works by J.C. Bach, Beethoven (Rule Brittania Variations), Haydn, and Boccherini. Several of these pieces will be familiar to fans of Patrick O’Brien’s Aubrey/Maturin series! Musicians are Susanna Ogata, violin; Guy Fishman, cello and Ian Watson, square piano. Details to come.
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August 7, 2021 — Save the date!
It’s five months until our

National Lighthouse Day


Educator Christina Corcoran has taken on our Third-grade Local History & Landmarks program. Curtis Killian is the videographer; this year the program is virtual.

Below, how’s about joining the Maritime Society!


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



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