Classic New London Light Photograph

Classic New London Light - Click To Enlarge
Classic New London Light – Click To Enlarge

The New London Light is one of the most photographed lighthouses in the country. While it sits right at the harbor entrance there are actually 3 separate lights in use here.

The coast line is rocky and the open water here is known for it’s dangerous ‘race’ (a strong rapid current flowing through a narrow channel in the sea).

A little interesting fact is that many of the New England lighthouses are privately owned. The US Coast Guard has been selling them to historic organizations or even individuals. The light must be leased back to the US who will maintain the mechanics.

The 3 New London lighthouses (New London Light, Ledge Light, and Race Rock Light) are owned by a preservation organization and maintained by volunteers….. many of them are local photographers!



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