What’s Up

at the

Custom House

January 30, 2022 

Friend and former NLMS trustee Alice Houston was in this week with the donation of two harpoons! Several years ago, Alice also surprised us with the jaw bone of a sperm whale (at left), among other items…. She also brought us a whale oil lamp.

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The Custom House Maritime Museum is closed at least through February 17,
due to the current COVID-19 spike.
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The Custom House Maritime Museum , library, and Shop may be visited by appointment.
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We give tours year-round.
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!
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The visit takes around 45 minutes. Everyone uses hand sanitizer and we all wear masks. Book a tour for one small Covid pod of up-to four people.  
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Keep an eye on the harbor 24/7 with our New London HarborCam.
We’ve had 2.6 million viewers since July 2019. 
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Have a Sparkling Day!

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AAQ / Resource: Westhampton Architectural Glass

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