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New London Ledge postcard face - click to enlarge

New London Ledge postcard obverse - click to enlarge

Locate on NOAA nautical chart

New London Ledge

State: CT
Year established: 1909
Latitude: 41 deg 18 min 21 sec N
Longitude: 72 deg 4 min 39 sec W
Height above sea level: 58 feet

Original construction:
present 58-foot tower on red brick dwelling, supported on square pier

automated 1987; active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
group-flashing 3 white lights followed by a red flash every 30 seconds visible for 17 nautical miles; fog signal 2 blasts every 20 seconds

More information:
Holland Jr., F. Ross, Great American Lighthouses, National Historic Trust Guide, (Washington, DC: The Preservation Press, 1989), pp. 77-78
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 112-115