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The National Whaling Bank was one of several business banks in New London as its economy boomed in the whaling era. The bank is the third oldest in the city and was founded by a group
of whaling merchants.

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Today’s Muddy Waters Cafe was once the Thames Crockery, a New London-family-owned business that supplied local restaurants with equipment. The Thames Crockery operated on Bank Street until 1999, when the owners decided to rent out their building to a…

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42 Bank Street has long been a host to two popular coffee shops for New London locals and tourists. When Mugz closed in 2004, the Waterford Times ran an article that captured the role of the coffee shop in every day life in the city. Regardless of…

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A distinguished architect, Robert Mills designed the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as well as Custom Houses for several port cities in New England, in addition to the New London Custom House.

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The streets and structures that make up modern day New London have deep roots in the history of this coastal city. The New London Custom House has been one of the most significant buildings in New London for centuries and captures the essence of New…

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Ellery Thompson was a New London fisherman, sea captain, and writer.His best-known book Draggerman’s Haul (1950) recounts his experiences in the New London harbor and Long Island sound. Thompson was also a painter, and depicted New London’s lively…
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