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NEW LONDON LEDGE LIGHT

State: CONNECTICUT
Location: THAMES RIVER/NEW LONDON HARBOR ENTRANCE
Nearest City: NEW LONDON
County: NEW LONDON
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1909


New London Ledge Light
1996 photo by Robert J. Beyus
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1909
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1987
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE PIER/ORIG. CRIB
  • Construction Materials: GRANITE/BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: RED WITH WHITE TRIM
  • Shape: SMALL CYLINDRICAL TOWER ON DWELLING
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 58
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1910
  • Present Optic: 190 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1984
  • Height of Focal Plane: 58
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: AIR-DIAPHRAGM HORN/AIR SIREN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1909
  • Number of Stories: 3
  • Architectural Style: FRENCH SECOND EMPIRE
  • Construction Materials: MASONRY (INTEGRAL)
Other Structures: CISTERNS IN BASEMENT

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO NEW LONDON LEDGE LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION, INC.

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED Reference #89001471
Name of Listing: NEW LONDON LEDGE LIGHTHOUSE (OPERATING LIGHTHOUSES IN CONNECTICUT MPS)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1980

Miscellaneous:
PLANS FOR USE OF LIGHTHOUSE AS TOURISM ATTRACTION, EDUCATION FACILITY, GUEST HOUSE, AND MUSEUM



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