This week, New London Maritime Society celebrated the holidays at a party with friends, volunteers & trustees (above, photo by Gina Rubin).
 Earlier that day, there were a series of meetings for new president Ed Cubanski
. Here he is (shown upper right,) with Pan Setchell (Huntington Light) and Nick Korstad (Borden Flats & Stratford Shoals Lights). They're working to establish a Long Island Sound Lighthouse Association.
Shop, feel good,do good - visit the MUSEUM SHOP. 
We're open Wednesday through Sunday, 1 to 5 PM.  

The Custom House Maritime Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 1 to 5 PM. 
What's Up at the Custom House  - December 11, 2016
NLMS -- nicely nautical & totally Thames.
On Saturday afternoon, USCG cadets hung an enormous wreath on New London Harbor Light .
The wreath was donated by Shelley's Garden Center in Branford, which is owned by the Chambers family.  
Christiane Chambers' son, Henry Fowler, goes to the Marine Science Magnet School in Groton. They all know and love Harbor Light! Above, those are our cadets, and that's Christiane, at left, with the wreath.  Thank you, all.  
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Sunday, Dec 11 at 2:30 - 4 pm

Come out, sing, and enjoy the fun when the Community Choir joins the residents of Starr Street in a Carol sing. Invite your friends and family to join in this Holiday event. Starr Street will be closed to traffic.

Custom House Maritime Museum is on Facebook. 'Like' us to keep up with our events as well as news about museums, worldwide.
Above, last week the Maine Lighthouse Museum sent a film crew to interview lighthouse authority Elinor De Wire at the Custom House.

Facebook New London Maritime Society to learn about
issues related to our mission of preservation & conservation.
This week, we posted an album of pictures from the holiday party.

Facebook New London Harbor Light   reports the latest on NL Harbor 'Pequot' Light and about American lighthouse preservation activities.

Facebook page Lighthouse Inn , New London keeps up with developments at that beloved landmark. It's shared places, like the Lighthouse Inn, that bind a community together.
Last week, someone stole the historic Lighthouse Inn sign.
Alwyn Christy, who purchased the inn last month and now is beginning its restoration, is doing New London and this neighborhood a great service.
Since the sale, however, he has received a regular series of unfriendly, unneighborly, anonymous phone calls, dog feces has been thrown onto the property, and now the historic sign has been taken.
Mr. Christy is there most days working on the Inn. If you appreciate his effort, why not stop by and say hello, or send a letter to say 'thank you'.

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, yes, it's a clock that also shows the phases of the moon. $80. It's in the MUSEUM SHOP.

Facebook Race Rock Lighthouse posts news concerning Race Rock Light and international lighthouse tourism & preservation efforts.
Race Rock Light receives an Historic Landmark designation from the Town of Southold, NY, on December 20!

Please DONATE to the NLMS 2016 Annual Fund

B elow, the 2017 NLMS trustees. Back row from right: Morgan McGinley, John Steffian, Josie Esposito, Ed Cubanski - president, Bill LaRoue, Andrew Blacker - vice president, Jim Fleishell, Jefferson Harris, Jennifer Hillhouse, Margaret Palmer, Roger Clements, Josephine Gangitano, Kathy Walburn - secretary; front row from right: Lloyd Beachy, Peggy Peters, Joanne Cain, Alan Lyon - treasurer, Robert Pittaway, George Sprecace, Carolyn Leuze.


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