What's Up at the Custom House - October 29, 2017
New London Maritime Society -
telling the stories of New London's waterfront & preserving four historic maritime sites.
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Sunday, November 5
Lean back, delight in Steve's stories, enjoy the sites & a scrumptious lunch! We're serving killer sandwiches from Montauk House Cafe!
--on a boat, with Steve Jones, & cake.
Sunday, November 5, 12:30 to 3:30 PM
There'll be box lunches (Montauk House Cafe), mojitos (Real McCoy rum and Katie Bradford), & cake (The Cake Lady).
or call 860-447-2501.
Please register by November 3.
(If you want to skip the meeting, plan to arrive by 12:45,
about Prof. Jones:
to teaching at UCONN for 30+ years (literature, the environment, and aspects of the sea), Steve Jones, a former USCG lighthouse keeper, has made films and published books about the region's maritime history.
generously providing the boat.
Illustration at top, Memory Chart, (detail), by Ellery Thompson.
A word to our Annual Fund Cruise Takers
Buy a ticket for the Annual Meeting/Cruise and receive an additional 10% off purchases in the MUSEUM SHOP through November.
If you already are a member that's 20% when added to your members' discount of 10%.
Left: 6' fair-trade garlands from Nepal made of paper or felt.
Left, Our election of Ed Uditis as NLMS trustee was featured in new issue of 'The Journal of Diving History'
Ed recently added the Miller Dunn helmet,
to our display.
|Due to rain and wind we had to postpone our trip twice last week.
Our last chance for a work trip to
Race Rock Light may be this week!
e still need $500 more for the boat expenses.
Please contribute if you can.
Below: as a class project, two Swiss architecture students recreated the plans for Race Rock Light.
Next semester they'll do it over again in 3-D.
One of the students, Andrea Botta
, designed this Race Rock
On view at the Custom House Maritime Museum.
This is the last week to view our exhibition from
Above: Sunlight refracted through a wispy layer of cirrus clouds creates a rainbow Thursday as tourists check out the view from the lantern room of the Old Lighthouse Museum in Stonington. Tim Cook.
Lighthouses, Tall Ships, and Submarines: Maritime Photos from
Dana Jensen, and
NB: If you purchased a photograph from the show, please stop by and pick it up.
Lighthouses of Long Island Sound at Night
David's new book Stars and Lights should be printed by mid November.
Watch for a book event
at the Custom House before the holidays.
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The North Stonington Historical Society Parlor Concert Series will present Aymeric Dupré la Tour: "Harrowing Visions, Haunting Fears" on Sunday, November 5, 2017, at 4:00 PM and again at 6:30 PM.
Reservations are recommended. Call 860-245-5322.
Above: Roger Riley presented a 'universal theory of dowsing' on Saturday, which encompassed everything from the spirit world to Aboriginal song lines to string theory. His
Art of Dowsing workshops will pick up again next spring with a series of local field trips.
New from Cavallini in the MUSEUM SHOP - left: Crustacean tea towels, above: starry-sky sticky notes, pads, & cards, and below: marine pencil set.
NLMS members receive a 10% discount on Museum Shop purchases. With your Annual Fund Cruise ticket, you receive an additional 10% discount through November!
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well as with news of interest about museums. Next Saturday, USCG cadets are scheduled to finish-up the job of assembling our new display cases!
2010 photograph of students 'capturing' a rainbow created by the fresnel lens in the lantern of New London Harbor Lighthouse,
', was accepted in the
photo competition. Also accepted was
'Explaining how the lens works',
a photograph with NLMS trustee Rob Pittaway taken at the Custom House.
Facebook New London Harbor Light reports the latest on NL Harbor 'Pequot' Light and about American lighthouse preservation.
We continue to work to re-establish public access to this beloved local landmark.
Right, in honor of Halloween, Jody Barthel retells students the tall tale of Ernie, the ghost of Ledge Lighthouse.
The Jibboom Club Whale Boat Float made a guest appearance Saturday night at the Hygienic Halloween Bash. Yesterday afternoon the crew rolled it down Bank Street to the Art Park, right.
Roger, did you get a picture?
Race Rock Lighthouse
posts news concerning Race Rock Light and international lighthouse tourism and preservation efforts. Keep up with news of our work day.
fair-trade notepads from Nepal. $4.
Facebook Lighthouse Inn, New London, Connecticut to keep up with the restoration of the Inn. This week we saw Alwyn Christie, the new Inn owner. Mr Christie reports he discovered more structural damage than anticipated this summer. But he continues the restoration work...
You can rent the Custom House for your private event. To find out more, give Susan a call at 860-447-8700.
Below, Anne Vallayer-Coster,
Still Life with Marine Plants, Shells & Coral, 1769.
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