Happy Holidays! 

New London Maritime Society is really just a collection of volunteers (+ one employee),
who care about the region, its maritime life & history, and each other. We hope you'll visit us, attend a program, or jump in and volunteer in 2017.

Above, Waterford High School Junior Chloe Rubin volunteered over 80 hours this year and also worked on the back mural with Christina Corcoran - Chloe painted the whale.

Left, Waterford High School Senior Aaron Zhang also has been volunteering this year, just taking a little time out for a trip to China.

Did you see the article, 'Artist named NL Maritime Society's 'New Volunteer of the Year'' in The New London Times? Read it HERE.

We'd like to thank all our volunteers for making the Custom House such a friendly place to visit.

   
Shop, feel good, do good - visit the MUSEUM SHOP. 
We're open this week Wednesday through Friday, 1 to 5 PM. 
You also may shop earlier in the day, just call 860-447-2501 & we will let you in! 


The Custom House Maritime Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 1 to 5 PM. 
What's Up at the Custom House  - December 18, 2016
NLMS -- nicely nautical & totally Thames.
Through Monday, you may order prints from photographer David Zapatka, whose nighttime lighthouse images were on view at the Custom House this spring.
If you order now, he will drop the prints off at the MUS EUM SHOP this week.
David has  11"x14" matted but not framed: Little Gull, North Dumpling, Avery Point, New London Harbor (above), Old Saybrook; and
16"x24" matted and framed: New London Harbor, Old Saybrook, Lynde Point.
He also has many 11x14 prints of lights from throughout the Northeast.
Take a look. The website is www.starsandlighthouses.com 
 
Well done! New London ended the week celebrating the new municipal parking lots between Bank Street and Eugene O'Neill Drive. Above: Mayor Passero makes it official.   
KEEP UP WITH WHAT'S UP  
Clink on underlined words - hot links - below to learn more  

this Monday a ttend an ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN PREVIEW OF THE NATIONAL COAST GUARD MUSEUM - at the GARDE ARTS CENTER; 4:00PM, DECEMBER 19, 2016 
 
Please DONATE to the NLMS 2016 Annual Fund  HERE.
Above: NLMS elves Morgan McGinley and Margaret Palmer are sending out our 2016 Annual Appeal letters. Didn't get yours yet? Copies may be picked up at the Custom House or email nlmaritimedirector@gmail.com.  

Custom House Maritime Museum is on Facebook. 'Like' us to keep up with our events as well as news about museums, worldwide. NLMS music director Aymeric Dupré la Tour is planning a new series of concerts at the Custom House for 2017. We'll announce the first concert, (Sat. January 28), next week.

Facebook New London Maritime Society to learn about
issues related to our mission of preservation & conservation. 

Facebook New London Harbor Light  reports the latest on NL Harbor 'Pequot' Light and about American lighthouse preservation activities. Did you know that Alexander Hamilton was the first Superintendent of Lighthouses? 
 
Go to facebook Long Island Sound Lighthouses Gateway , our newest page, to learn more about lighthouse happenings in the region.

  Find your lighthouse is a facebook page for lighthouse events & news world-wide.

Facebook Custom House MUSEUM SHOP  to see what's new.
The MUSEUM SHOP is open Wednesday through Sunday, between 1 and 5 PM, or by appointment. You don't need a museum ticket to get in.  

Left,  We had sold out, but the large Alan Claude 2017 calendar is now back in stock at the MUSEUM SHOP  --yes, it features Ledge & Race Rock Lights, and the Block Island ferry! Lighthouse author Elinor De Wire stopped by to sign all of her books.
 
Facebook Race Rock Lighthouse posts news concerning Race Rock Light and international lighthouse tourism & preservation efforts. This week, Race Rock Light receives an Historic Landmark designation from the Town of Southold!

We'd like to thank two additional SUPER 70 sponsors: Ocean Beach and neighbor Waterhouse Salon. As a  result of these generous sponsors, we raised $8,000 from ticket sales to the Peter Yarrow concert.  


Welcome Winter!


New London Maritime Society | 150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320 | 860-447-2501
nl maritimesociety.org