What's Up at the Custom House - May 14, 2017
JIBBOOM - JIBBOOM It's coming up on Tuesday this week.
Come to Jibboom Club #1,
Tuesday, May 16 at 1 PM.
educator and deck hand,
will speak about the Amistad and his position with the new
hip is in port at New London Custom House Pier through May.
This event is free and open to the public. Come, and bring a friend.
Donations for refreshments, only.
Classes start this Saturday.
Please sign up in advance.
our new neighbor across the street
Support the joint effort of the New London Maritime Society and Credabel Coral Lab to promote marine education and history in southeastern Connecticut.
buy a raffle
ticket ...or 3!
Lessons of the Sea raffle tickets at Credable Coral Lab, 153 Bank, through May 20.
~ $5 each
~ $10 for 3 tickets!
Drawing will be held on May 20. Winner will be notified by phone.
Editorial Direction LLC
This basket contains
* Bottle of "Beach House" Red Wine Blend
* Bottle of "Seaport White" from Stonington Vineyards
* Thomson "Ocean's Riches" themed dinnerware. Four of each:
* Dinner plates
* Soup bowls
* Luncheon plates
* Sea glass goblets
* "Ocean Blue" serving platter
* "Driftwood" brown teapot
* Coral-themed napkins
* Nautical-themed napkins
* Box of Pergale dark "Chocolates by the Sea"
* 2 packages "Sunshine Blend" snacks
* 2 packages roasted sea-salted almonds
Group sails are also available and can be arranged by contacting Barbara Bind at
. 203-498-8222 or
The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
New York, Crown Publishers, 2015
The First World War began with the "guns of August" in 1914. Centennial commemorations began in 2014 and are intensifying this year as we mark our entry into the conflict more than two years after it began. America's isolationist attitude had begun to weaken when the great British liner Lusitania was torpedoed in 1915 with the loss of nearly 1200 lives, 128 of them American. This month's selection is the latest account of what the New York Times called "one of the colossal tragedies of maritime history," a disaster at sea even more shocking than the sinking of the Titanic three years before, and as unnecessary. After Germany declared unrestricted submarine warfare in 1917, and it was revealed through the infamous Zimmermann telegram that Germany proposed helping Mexico take back Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, did the United States enter the war. Last year, in the pages of The Day paper, John Ruddy described New London's relationship to some of these events in his account of the strange visit of the German merchant submarine Deutschland in 1916, but that's a story for another time.
-- Brian Rogers, Librarian
right, the library crew, Brian, Laurie, Eugene together, again, after vacations, winter ills, & travels abroad...
Now at the Custom House Maritime Museum
two new photography exhibitions
on view through July 16
Lighthouses, Tall Ships, and Submarines: Maritime Photos from The Day's Photojournalists
Dana Jensen, and
You can rent the Custom House
the first two visitors at last week's Food Stroll - sampling Capt. Scott's delicious New England clam chowda'.
The Custom House Maritime Museum provides the ideal setting for your party, military reunion, corporate event, wedding, or private occasion, o
ffering a variety of adaptable spaces and nearby parking,
To get more information on renting a space within the Museum, please contact Susan, who will be more than happy to discuss your ideas:
We can provide catering & logistics help, too.
NB: per the fire marshal, our total capacity is 49.
Spaces for hire include the intimate, accessible Jibboom Room,
large Crawford lighthouse Gallery, or outdoor Tented Courtyard.
National Maritime Day
next Monday, May 22, 12 noon
MARAD: Maritime Day is a time-honored tradition that recognizes one of our country's most important industries. Above, cover of 1938 yearbook of the Admiral Billard Academy.
The United States has always been and will always be a great maritime nation. From our origins as 13 British colonies, through every period of peace and conflict since, the Merchant Marine has been a pillar in this country's foundation of prosperity and security. They power the world's largest economy and strengthen our ties with trading partners around the world, all while supporting our military forces by shipping troops and supplies wherever they need to go.
Left, Admiral Billard naval prep school was located off Pequot Avenue in New London's South End. Billard Beach, next to NL Harbor Light, was a part of the Academy.
You, your family and friends are cordially invited to join the United States Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Foundation-Connecticut Shoreline Chapter for a memorial service at the former Maritime Officers Training School at Fort Trumbull New London, Connecticut at noon on National Maritime Day, Monday May 22nd. The Memorial is located at New London's Merchant Marine Memorial Park at Boeditch Street.
The USMMAAF-CSC together with the American Merchant Marine Veterans and Naval Armed Guards Associations have been holding this service at the memorial on National Maritime Day since the Navy departed the fort.
noon Naval Gun salute and the reading of President Donald Trump's National Maritime Day Proclamation, a short service will be held. Then speakers will address the future of New London's port and maritime activities.
Our goal for this community event is to promote the maritime history of the State, the community and the potential for the future of New London's magnificent deep water harbor.
Following the ceremony, a clam chowder lunch will be served at the Custom House Maritime Museum, 150 Bank Street, New London, Connecticut.
You may learn more about New London's connection to National Maritime Day on the New London County Historical Society web page.
Clink on underlined words - hot links - to learn more
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MAY is Preservation Month.
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irreplaceable value of New London's historic downtown structures
as well as in the
enduring power of our historic properties.
This Thursday at 7 PM, NL Maritime Society president Edward Cubanski presents a zoning text amendment to New London's Planning and Zoning Commission with the goal of creating a new zoning use category of h
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Left, from our new selection of letter press cards: Salt and Fresh-
Water Fish, from Saturn Press, Swan's Island, Maine. Also for your fishermen -
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