Above, The NLMS Fall Newsletter goes into the mail tomorrow. If you're a member, you should receive it within days! Above, upper right, Sea Scout Ethan Kerr finishes his work at Harbor Lighthouse this week.

37th ANNUAL MEETING of the
New London Maritime Society
Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 4 PM

Due to Covid-19, we will hold our 37th annual meeting via conference call. 
Current members please contact: nlmartimedirector@gmail.com before November 28 for conference-call number and passcode.

Above, these items are all available in the MUSEUM SHOP

Get a jump start on holiday shopping!
Members' pre-Holiday sale starts now & runs through Wednesday, November 24.

Members receive 20% off, in addition to their usual 10% discount, for a total 30% off all items in the MUSEUM SHOP.
New London residents receive 10% off, with proof of residency.

Visit the SHOP by appointment, only. Please email to schedule your visit.

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The Custom House Maritime Museum currently is closed for tours.
We plan to reopen the museum on a regular schedule for members only once New London is out of the Covid red zone.

Our terrific MUSEUM SHOP is now open by appointment. Members always receive a 10% discount. But now through Nov 24, members get 30% off.


Renew or become a new member of the New London Maritime Society today.

What's Up at the Custom House - November 15, 2020
New London Maritime Society - local friendly authentic
Telling the stories of New London's waterfront
& preserving four historic maritime sites
New London Maritime Society thanks our Friends & Sponsors 
Anonymous, John Steffian, Jr., The Maco Family Fund, DOCKO, the State of Connecticut, CtHumanties, USLHS, Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut, Chelsea Groton Bank, the City of New London , IMLS, United Rentals, & CDBG

Visit inside New London Harbor Lighthouse.
We give tours year-round.

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, and the tallest on Long Island Sound. The views at the top are spectacular! photo: Christina Corcoran.

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

Tours for one small Covid pod of up-to four people 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.
painting the iron stairs
the lantern-room floor
the finish coat goes on the lantern windows
Since October Ethan Kerr has been polishing Harbor Lighthouse's interior to fulfill his Sea Scout Quatermaster project. He finishes his work this week.
Your gift to us will be matched through November 25, 2020.
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It’s simple – they give back because it is part of the foundation from which credit unions were built on…people helping people – and they’re proud to offer our members the opportunity to maximize their charitable donations through our 1:1 Matching Gifts Program. Here's how to give.

Pfizer, too, is matching donations of retirees through 2020.
Please consider NLMS for your charitable donation.
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Join the New London Maritime Society.
An NLMS membership makes the perfect gift!

~ New Individual ($35) or Family memberships ($50) receive a 12" x 18" poster by Patrick Lynch, see below. (You may pick it up at the Custom House.)

~ New Contributor level memberships ($100) also receive a copy of Patrick Lynch's A Field Guide to Long Island Sound: Coastal Habitats, Plant Life, Fish, Seabirds, Marine Mammals, and Other Wildlife (a $24 value). (You may pick it up at the Custom House.)

Members always receive free admission to the Custom House and invitations to special events, as well as a 10% discount on all SHOP purchases.
The MUSEUM SHOP is now open by appointment.

Call: 860-447-2501 If you happen to be downtown.



We have hand-printed paper cards & garlands: fish, fir trees, stars, holiday ornaments! from Scotland!
Keep an eye on the harbor 24/7 with the New London HarborCam.

Above, The Fishers Island Ferry heads out Nov 11, 2020 at 6:05 AM Temp: 66°F, RH: 89.90%, Dew Point: 63 °F

Watch a time-lapse video of New London Harbor from the HarborCam, from July 8, 2019 to November 10, 2020 -- 17 months -- here.



  • Facebook the Custom House MUSEUM SHOP for gifts with an extra feel good factor -- when you shop with us your purchases support our exhibitions, & educational programs.
Below, hand-printed Salmon note card from Scotland in the MUSEUM SHOP.
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