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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

New London Harbor Light

Above is a photo of the New London Harbor Light of New London, Connecticut. It’s sometimes locally referred to as the Pequot Avenue Light to distinguish it from a handful of other lighthouses in the area. The US Coast Guard Academy includes some material on lighthouse history in its museum in New London, so this city is a good place to visit for lighthouse fans.

The New London Harbor Light was first constructed in the 1760s, and replaced with this structure in 1801. The 1857 Fresnel lens is still in use, and the lighthouse is still active as a navigational aid. The lighthouse tower is off-limits to the public. This beautiful structure can be seen best, as it is here, from the water.

For more information on the history of this lighthouse, kindly have a look at this website, and also this one.

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