What's up?
Tuesday is JIBBOOM Club #1 -- with guest Kevin Farrar , top.
Where is this 1854 scene?
Four classes of NL third graders tried to figure it out at the Lyman Allyn this week. The Lyman Allyn is a terrific addition to our Local History & Landmarks program. (The scene is the corner of Bank & State.)

At last Sunday's 36th Annual Meeting of the New London Maritime Society, retiring librarian Brian Rogers enumerated the riches of the Frank L. McGuire Library.

We've listed a few things, too.

It's the 258 th anniversary of the first lighting of NL Harbor Light
208 th anniversary of the current Harbor Lighthouse,
186 th anniversary of New London's US Custom House building,
140 th anniversary of Race Rock Lighthouse,
110 th anniversary of Ledge Lighthouse,
36 th anniversary of the New London Maritime Society, & the
21 th anniversary of the Frank McGuire Maritime Research Library

Custom House Maritime Museum
150 Bank Street, New London, CT, 06320 
Open Wednesday through Sunday, from 1 to 5 PM.

We thank everyone who attended our
3rd Biennial Long Island Sound Lighthouse Conference

We have big plans for 2020 -- from the Hudson to Block Island, in fact!.
What's Up at the Custom House - November 17, 2019
New London Maritime Society - local friendly a uthentic
Telling the stories of New London's waterfront & preserving four historic maritime sites
November 19

Tuesday, November 19, doors open at 1, program begins at 1:30

Measurement in Sailboat Racing , with Kevin Farrar. Kevin's talk will be a blend of stories from his personal sailing career and his work as an international measurer.

It's the last Jibboom of the season. Join us for a lecture, coffee, & treats. It's FREE. Sponsored by the Maco Family Fund.
Climb to the lantern of NL Harbor Pequot Light .
Visit Pequot Light, LIS's oldest & tallest lighthouse, by appointment.

Email us for a custom tour. We'll try to accommodate your schedule. Christina is at the Custom House Saturday afternoons. Stop by and she'll take you on a tour.    Children must be age 7 or older.

NL third graders learn about an important local landmark at the Lyman Allyn Museum of Art.
Waterways & Beeches  will remain on view through December 20, 2019.
Waterways & Beeches
now on view

The show is both a retrospective of Denny Moers's water images, plus two prints from his recent collaboration -- a book of musings about beech trees by the late poet C.D. Wright,
Casting Deep Shade.

NB: All works in the exhibition are for sale (including the book cover image).
Limited edition prints of original artworks can be ordered on Denny's website.
New London Maritime Society thanks our Friends & Sponsors 
John Steffian, Jr., The Maco Family Fund, Frank Loomis Palmer Fund, Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Veolia Water, City of New London & CDBG

Audubon desktop calendar & sailos, pirate & whale ornaments -- it's that time again...
 Brent and Becky's Bulbs supports non-profits by donating 25% of one's flower bulb purchase to groups like NLMS. Find out more HERE. Let them know your Bloomin' Bucks should support us!

Two-hundred-fifty crocus sound like a lot, but not when you're covering a 90' swath. In a few years, these species bulbs should spread.
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Our HOLIDAY PARTY will be Thursday, December 13, at 4 o'clock!

Patricio and Fernando were back on the roof Friday, with a new plan for stopping leaks. This summer, downpours and strong winds drove rain up beneath the roof platform (where they're sitting), down under the metal roof, and into the Amistad gallery. They're fixing that.

The roof leaks were primarily along the southeast side of the building. Water damage can be seen at the window and in the corner. Here's Bill on Friday doing his tour.
Above: NL HarborCam on Saturday at 6 AM.

Good to have representatives from our USCG LIS (Long Island Sound) ANT (Aid to Navigation Team) at our lighthouse conference.
Among other things, we learned that next summer, Race Rock will have its lens swapped out.
  • Keep watch on New London's waterfront 24/7 with our NL HarborCam. The HarborCam has had 11,400 views since last week.

  • Facebook the Custom House MUSEUM SHOP MUSEUM SHOP gifts have that extra feel good factor -- when you shop with us your purchases go towards supporting our museum, exhibitions, and educational programs.
The Custom House is available for   private rentals.   
Meetings, weddings, birthdays, GALAS, retreats.  Call 860.447.2501

Below, Brian Rogers used the Heidenreich sword to divvy up the cake at Sunday's Annual Meeting.
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New London Maritime Society
ANNUAL FUND   Donate Here
At the Maritime Museum, you will discover the enormous effect that the maritime world has on our daily lives. 
None of what we do at the Custom House would be possible without your support.
Matching Gifts Program
Charter Oak Credit Union will match all qualified charitable donations YOU make to New London Maritime Society between now and Wednesday, November 27, 2019, through a Matching Gifts Program . Forms are available at the museum's front desk.
150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320 | 860-447-2501
The Custom House Maritime Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 5 PM, or by appointment | 860-447-2501