November 7, 2019
contact: Susan Tamulevich (203) 444-2884
above, New London Harbor Light - first lit Nov. 7, 1761
3rd Biennial Long Island Sound Lighthouse Conference
All area lighthouse lovers & stakeholders are invited to attend the
3rd biennial Long Island Sound Lighthouse Conference
Sunday, November 10, 2019, 11 AM to 3 PM
, hosted by the New London Maritime Society. The meeting will be held at the Custom House Maritime Museum, 150
ank Street, New London, Connecticut. Registration is $20 online at
The meeting will include presentations from
- USCG BMCS J. E. Reeve,Officer in Charge,Aids to Navigation Team,Long Island Sound;
- Ted Webb, who recently secured a $1.5m federal grant for Plum Island Light;
- Bob Muller, author and head of the USLHS Long Island Chapter;
- Wade R. Goria, Historian/ Lecturer at the National Lighthouse Museum of Staten Island, NY;
- Randy Polumbo, the owner of Orient Point Light.
This end-of-season gathering provides an opportunity for lighthouse stakeholders to network and catch up on lighthouse news on Long Island Sound.
One goal is to begin planning for 2020 -- either choosing a shared date for activities at individual lighthouses, or developing a singe cooperative event
(along the lines of the 'Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey' or 'Maine Lighthouse Day')
to bring attention to LIS lighthouses .
A $20 fee covers refreshments & lunch.
Questions? call Susan at 203-444-2884, firstname.lastname@example.org
NL Ledge Lighthouse 4th order Fresnel lens, at the Custom House Maritime Museum
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New London Maritime Society
NLMS was founded 36 years ago with the preservation of New London's 1833 US Custom House. Today NLMS runs the Custom House Maritime Museum, and preserves and makes accessible three local historic sites: New London Harbor, Race Rock, and Ledge Lighthouses.