The Weiss family from Vancouver, BC, took a month off, drove cross continent, dipped their toes into the Atlantic, stopped by the Custom House Friday morning, and by that
afternoon were back on the road and almost through New Jersey. Everywhere on their trip they purchased Christmas ornaments -- and they found the perfect New London memento in our MUSEUM SHOP!

It was our first MARITIME MARKET at SailFest.  
We enjoyed ourselves Saturday  beneath the big blue tent... We especially thank all our donors to the Maritime Market. Nancy Chester, left, came up with some intriguing items for the Silent Auction. The jaw bone was a favorite!


The Custom House Maritime Museum is now open Wednesday through Sunday, from 1 to 5 PM. 
What's Up at the Custom House  - July 9, 2017
New London Maritime Society
Sunset & Full-Moon boat tours resume Sunday, July 9. 
Explore the region's lighthouses as the sun sets, with the one who knows them best.
There is every variety of lighthouse within easy reach of New London harbor. New London Maritime Society owns three of them, and each summer provides a variety of lighthouse boat tours.

Take a memorable one-hour ride to view the three picturesque lighthouses of New London Harbor: New London Harbor 'Pequot' Light  a classic octagon, the oldest and tallest lighthouse on Long Island Sound; 1909 brick New London Ledge Light reputed home to Ernie the ghost; and Avery Point Light  built in 1943, the newest & smallest lighthouse in Connecticut. Our boat takes six passengers, only. Nighttime trips coincide with the three dates of the full moon, June through October.
Please register in advance no later than 12 noon on the day of the tour. 
 
 
Best of all, all monies raised by NLMS go towards restoration of our local lighthouses.    


Sunset Lighthouse Boat Tour - Sunday & Monday, July 9 & 10
See three of New London's lighthouses as the sun goes down.
Twilight is a magical time to be on the water.



We also have Full-Moon Tours
Lighthouses were designed to be seen at night. 
Day-time New London Lighthouse Tours 
can be chartered, at any time,
for groups of from 3 to 6, or from 12 to 30.
To set up your tour , or if you have questions please call Susan at 860-447-8700.  
Just announced 
Excursions to Fishers Island to see the 'Photographers of Fishers Island, Part One, 1880s to 1930s' exhibition
Two trips: July 22, Saturday, and August 10, Thursday.


Join one of our two excursions to Fishers Island to view the new 'Photographers of Fishers Island, Part One, 1880s to 1930s' exhibition, curated by Pierce Rafferty, at the Henry L. Ferguson Museum. A light lunch is provided. This years exhibition celebrates the work of the first photographers of Fishers Island. Some were professional, some amateur, but together they provide a multi-faceted portrait of all aspects of island life.

We're taking the Fishers Island Ferry from New London.
Times listed will be adjusted to the ferry timetable. Trips leave from the Fishers Island ferry terminal on the New London waterfront, within steps of the NL Amtrak station. Each trip is limited to 12 attendees. $60.
 
On view at the Custom House Maritime Museum

Stars & Lighthouses - Long Island Sound,
by
David Zapatka 
Lighthouses of Long Island Sound at Night

Lighthouses, Tall Ships, and Submarines: Maritime Photos from The Day's Photojournalists, by Tim Cook, Sean Elliot, Dana Jensen, and
Tim Martin 
 
both photography exhibitions have been extended through the SUMMER

New event - lecture
 
Stars & Lighthouses - David Zapatkka on time-lapse night photography
July 24, Monday, at 6 PM. 
David Zapatka will discuss how those night-time photographs of Long Island Sound lighthouses were taken.
Space is limited. Call 860-447-2501 to reserve your seat.
 
David Zapatka spent ten years shooting local news in the Providence market until he began his long career as a network freelance cameraman and director of photography. His work regularly appears on network news and sports programs working for ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, HBO, and CNN. David also teaches photography at the Rhode Island School of Design. 
At home in Rhode Island he's involved in several civic efforts. Among these he is president of the Friends of Plum Beach Lighthouse in North Kingstown. 
In October 2103 David began what has become the "Stars & Lights" lighthouse project.

 
from the exhibition Lighthouses, Tall Ships, and Submarines: Maritime Photos from The Day's Photojournalists 
The almost Full Wolf Moon rises above the clouds over the Morgan Point Lighthouse in Noank as seen from Groton Long Point Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.  (Tim Cook)
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Save the date: Nimble Arts Circus - cosponsored by NLMS (Veolia Water grant), with the City of New London.  It takes place August 6, Sunday, with free performances at 4 & 6:30 PM.
Nimble Arts will offer a juggling workshop, too! Details in next week's e-blast.



Volunteers - we'd be sunk without them. Clockwise from upper left, Ava and Hannah put out posters, Carol and Brian organized the maritime books, Christina set up the Museum Shop tables, Roger coordinated the 'Dress like a Diver' photos, and Ed brought in antiques & dealers and made us all lunch; the Market was his idea!
Thank you to all our volunteers. It was a week-long process, with all hands on deck on Saturday. In addition to the above, thanks, too, to Rob, Bill, Carol, Kathy, Axel, Alice, Nancy, Brian, Kendrick, Lynda, Kristen, Linda, and the family of Rob Groves. 

Here, below, was the scene beneath the tent.

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Left, Chandler Saint has important plans for the next four years involving a ship, a voyage, and educational programs. We hope to be part of them. Chandler stopped by the museum last week.








Below, the scene across Bank street from the museum at SailFest Saturday.

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Facebook New London Harbor Light  reports the latest on NL Harbor 'Pequot' Light and about American lighthouse preservation
activities.
 
Left, a renowned lighthouse fan, Dan McFarlane, stopped by on Saturday.

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to learn about Ledge Light.  
 
Facebook  Lighthouses of Long Island Sound Gateway to learn what other
 lighthouses on the Sound are up to this summer. 

Facebook Custom House MUSEUM SHOP to s ee what's new.

Right, The scene looking up Bank from the Custom House on Saturday.


Facebook Race Rock Lighthouse   posts news concerning Race Rock Light and international lighthouse tourism and preservation efforts.
Tours may start this summer.

     
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Below,
Our MARITIME MARKET at the Custom House (back) on Saturday morning.
   
Have a sparkling day!  

   
 
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