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New London Harbor Light
New London, Connecticut
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Location: West side of the entrance to New London Harbor. Nearest city: New London, Connecticut
41 19 00 N
72 05 24 W
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Accessibility: The keeper's house is privately owned and the station is not open to the public. The best views are from the water.
Station established: 1761; Present lighthouse built: 1801; Automated: 1912
Construction material: Brownstone with brick lining. Height of tower: 89 feet; Height of focal plane: 90 feet
Other buildings still standing: 1863 keeper's house
Owner:
New London Maritime Society

150 Bank Street, New London, CT 06320
(860) 447-2501
 
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation
Optic: Fourth order Fresnel (1857, still in use)
Fresnel lens
Characteristic: Three seconds white alternating with three seconds darkness, with red sector.
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U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Previous lighthouse (west to east): Lynde Point Light
Next lighthouse: New London Ledge Light

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