Above, top right, say hello & good boy to King.
Above, new season - fresh flowers for the Custom House pots.

In our effort to keep you up-to-date with everything going on on our block of Bank Street, we're happy to introduce King, Mel Foti's Covid rescue pup. They've recently become popular personalities in downtown NL.


Below, Join the talk on climate change It's later today. Register now!
taking place today -- and it's FREE
Sunday, July 19, 4 PM - Advance registration is required.
In a world where facts matter, learn about the science of climate change from Fishers Island seasonal resident, Peter Raymond.

This talk will cover the history of climate change science and how modern day greenhouse gas concentrations are maintained. Pete is a professor of ecosystem Ecology at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies where he studies greenhouse gas exchange between ecosystems and the atmosphere and teaches The Physical Science of Climate Change.

REGISTER TODAY. This virtual Talk is presented by the Henry L. Ferguson Museum and co-sponsored by us: the Custom House Maritime Museum , New London, CT.

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The Custom House Maritime Museum will remain closed for the foreseeable future. At present, visitors may tour by appointment , only, and in groups of four or less. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Custom House Maritime Museum
150 Bank Street, New London, CT, 06320 


It's SUMMER & we're giving tours to visit inside New London Harbor Lighthouse.

The visit takes around 45 minutes.
Everyone uses hand sanitizer and we all wear masks .

We meet at the lighthouse, then climb 116 steps to the lantern room -- all the while learning about the 260-year history of Harbor Light, one of the oldest lighthouses in the country.

Tours for two people at a time, or one small Covid pod, may be arranged by emailing nlmaritimedirector@gmail.com .

Suggested donations are $35 for adults, $30 for NLMS members, & $25 for youth 7-to 18 years old. photo: Christina Corcoran
What's Up at the Custom House - July 19, 2020
New London Maritime Society - local friendly a uthentic
Telling the stories of New London's waterfront
& preserving four historic maritime sites
New London Maritime Society thanks our Friends & Sponsors 
John Steffian, Jr., The Maco Family Fund, DOCKO, the state of Connecticut, CtHumanties, USLHS, Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, CT Humanities, City of New London & CDBG

We are working with the Henry L. Ferguson Museum, on Fishers Island, NY, this summer.
The Ferguson has a terrific series of lectures this summer, & NLMS is co-sponsoring four of them.
Still to come:

Sunday, August 2, 4 PM free

Sunday, August 30, 4 PM

Advance registration is required for all talks. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Sunday, August 2, 4 PM free

Join us for a talk by Edwina von Gal, landscape designer and founder of the Perfect Earth Project , a non-profit organization based in East Hampton, NY. Miss von Gal will discuss why and how landscapes, no matter how small, can play a leading role in healing our injured ecosystems, curing your eco anxiety, and bringing bounteous beauty to your property. Her talk will cover the basics of nature-based design with practical, irresistible tips for beginners to professionals, as she invites all to toss the chemical crutches and step into a whole new world of land partnering.

REGISTER TODAY. This virtual Talk is co-sponsored by Custom House Maritime Museum (New London, Conn.).
Advance registration required.
Master plasterer John Marshall finished plaster repairs to the Customs office ceiling and walls on Friday. He will complete the painting early this week.

The question now is whether to continue with plaster repairs and repainting in the hallway...

Work begins on the roof 'fix' in another week.
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There are some safe public events in New London this summer.


today - Sunday, July 19, noon to 4 PM
T he New London Waterfront Park will be serving lunch from noon to 4pm. Take lunch to go or social distance on one of the benches alone the waterfront. We ask that you wear a mask.

Saturday, July 25, 11 AM to 2 PM
The Old Town Mill originally built in 1650 by John Winthrop Jr., the founder of New London and later the Governor of Connecticut. Listed on the National Historic Register, the Mill is one of the oldest industrial sites in Connecticut. On September 6, 1781, General Benedict Arnold burned the mill down during his raid on New London. The mill was rebuilt soon after on the original site.

Everyone's favorite, the Nimble Arts Circus will be back in New London for the 11th summer on Sunday, August 16, with three free performances on Parade Plaza.
The City of New London is presenting the circus & NL Maritime Society, again, is its proud co-sponsor.
Keep watch on New London's waterfront 24/7 with our NL HarborCam . The Eagle returned to town on Friday morning.
The Mayflower leaves Mystic at 9 AM for NL City Pier tomorrow. Watch her come into port on the NL HarborCam!

We've had over 908,700 views since the camera was installed one year ago! That's getting close to 2 million eyes on the harbor!

Above, This shot is from Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 8:39 PM; Temp: 72°F, RH: 93.50%, Dew Point: 70 °F.



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Below, the view following Monday's rain, as seen from the NL HarborCam. We are looking for a NL HarborCam sponsor . Please call Susan at 203-444-2884 for details.
Watch the FULL YEAR on NL HarborCam video: July 7, 2019, to July 6, 2020.
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