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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

New London Ledge Lighthouse

The New London Ledge Lighthouse was constructed in 1909 on Black Ledge in Long Island Sound.  Some say it's haunted.

There are 14 rooms in this Colonial style brick building.  A quiet little mansion of some style sitting just outside New London, at the mouth of the Thames River, but far enough away to be isolated.  A lighthouse keeper's life was predominantly one of isolation.

The haunting is assumed by many to be the ghost of Ernie, a lighthouse keeper living here in the 1930s, who leaped to his death off the top of the tower when he got a letter from his wife saying she had run off with the captain of the Block Island Ferry.

Visitors to Ocean Beach in New London consider the lighthouse from a lazy distance, most never knowing the story.  Ever since 1987, the light has been automated, and Ernie is alone again.

For more on the New London Ledge Lighthouse, have a look at this site.

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