Thanks to you our team got to Race Rock last week.
Above, architects Walter Sedovic & Jill Gitthelf , Andy Champagne , and FOX 61's Jim Altman & cameraman Tom visited Race Rock Lighthouse on Thursday. Walter and Jill are making an architectural assessment. Jim is doing a Day Trippers segment om visiting RR for August 14. Andy was there to lend a hand.
  here's our new SUMMER NEWSLETTER

Let's get together -- three opportunities are coming right up
~ enjoy folk duo Mustards Retreat in concert this Wednesday, August 31 - $20
~ have a laugh - we're bringing back Nimble Arts Circus Sun. Aug. 4 - FREE
~ support NLMS - attend our Lighthouse Day Gala - Wed., August 7 - $100
The Custom House Maritime Museum, 150 Bank Street, New London, CT, is open  Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 PM. 
What's Up at the Custom House - July 28, 2019
New London Maritime Society - local friendly a uthentic
Telling the stories of New London's waterfront & preserving four historic maritime sites
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Wednesday, August 7, 2019, 6 - 9 PM
Custom House Maritime Museum
150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320
$100 per person
for reservations please email
Or telephone 860.447.2501    
Alice is preparing the menu. We're starting with fresh oysters & mojitos...
More details to come.

Please attend & support your local, independent, community maritime preservation & educational organization - New London Maritime Society!
this Wednesday, July 31

An Evening of Song (and Desserts) with Mustards Retreat
New London Maritime Society presents  An Evening of Song (& Desserts) with Mustard's Retreat  -- a fund-raiser for the New London Maritime Society on Wednesday evening, July 31. 
The concert will take place at 7 PM at the Custom House Maritime Museum. Concert tickets are $20 each, $15 NLMS members, and are available online or by calling 860-447-2501. (Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.) at  .
Michigan-based Mustard's Retrea t has been delighting audiences for 40 years. They are witty, insightful, fun, and profound, as well as accomplished songwriters and musicians (guitars, dulcimer, electric bass, mandolin, harmonica, penny whistle). They previously have performed at the Custom House and at Friday Night Folk, and were the opening act for folk legend Peter Yarrow's performance for NLMS in 2016. Following their performance on July 31, Mustard's Retreat will be seen at The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, in Hillsdale, New York.
The musicians have donated this performance to the Maritime Society so most all of your ticket price is a donation. 

fresh, vital, relevant  - Robert Reid, Waterloo Record, ON
next Sunday, August 4, at 4 & 6:30 PM
Nimble Arts Circus is back
Bring your family downtown to New London’s Parade Plaza, when -- for the 10th year -- New London Maritime Society & the City of New London co-sponsor the renowned Nimble Arts Summer Circus with FREE performances at 4 and 6:30 PM.
We thank Veolia / the New London Water Authority for their support of our summer programs! 
Feel like visiting inside Ledge Lighthouse?
Explore one of the region's favorite lighthouses. 
Land by boat at New London Ledge Light and explore inside the lighthouse -- all the way up into the lantern. 
New London Maritime Society is offering fun-sized, 6-person boat trips all summer long. The 90-minute excursions leave from the Custom House Maritime Museum, 150 Bank St. New London, CT. Matt Lynch, of Water Transit, is the captain. Tickets are $60, $50 for NLMS members & children ages 7 to 18.
Sign up   online ; we'll offer tours most weekends this summer.
Remember: Reservations, 12 hours in advance, are necessary for all of our boat tours, as we need to notify our captain. (If you want to take a chance with a day-of tour, please call 203-444-2884.)    
To see all of our tours, go to and search 'New London'.                       
See inside NL Harbor Pequot Light
Sign up in advance online -- for July tours click here ,
for tours in August-September click here .
We offer tours Wednesday and Saturday afternoons, and anytime by request. Call 203-444-2884.

Christina is at the Custom House most Saturday afternoons. Call or stop by and she'll take you on a custom tour: 860-447-2501 .
Children must be age 7 or older.

We have additional dates for August SUNSET & FULL-MOON TOURS online.
New London Maritime Society thanks our Friends & Sponsors 
John Steffian, Jr., The Maco Family Fund, Matt Lynch Water Transit, Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Veolia Water, & CDBG
 New London Maritime Society - your local, independent, community museum.
August 13 & September 14 -- two different dates

Boat Tour to Fishers Island & the Henry L. Ferguson Museum to view the 2019 exhibitions 
Take our excursion to Fishers Island to view the 2019 exhibitions ' Against the Tide: Prohibition on Land and at Sea, 1919-1933' , and  'The English Springer Spaniel on Fishers Island' , both curated by Pierce Rafferty, at the Henry L.Ferguson Museum. A light lunch will be provided. 

We're taking the Fishers Island Ferry from New London.  $75, $65 NLMS members. Schedule details to come, but it will be approximately from 9:15 (July date) 9:45 AM (August date) to 5:45 PM. Exact time details will be forwarded before the trip. Limited to 15. Register online 24/7 at
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We're getting ready for the National Lighthouse Day GALA DINNER CELEBRATION and intern Wasiq Namwar is in charge of the courtyard!
the Eagle has landed
The USCG Eagle is back at its home port : New London, Connecticut. Come on downtown and see.
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