New London Harbor Lighthouse


New London Harbor Lighthouse


Constructed in 1760, the New London Harbor Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse in the state of Connecticut and the fourth oldest in all of the United States. As a landmark in the “history of navigation,” it was officially registered as a National Historic Site in 1990. The preservation documentation credits its significance in the history of engineering and transportation. Although it is no longer in operation, the lighthouse today is owned by the New London Maritime Society, a member of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act program.


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"Forever" Stamps, New England Coastal Lighthouses
This series of U.S.P.S. stamps celebrating five New England lighthouses. At the release of the series on July 13, 2013, U.S.P.S. Governor Dennis Toner stated: “We are proud to celebrate New England’s lighthouses, which have been guiding ships and…
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