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New London CT is a great family vacation destination offering a lot of things to do such as, beaches, restaurants, shopping,  night life, historical museums and various attractions to stay busy in New London CT with your family and loved ones on your vacation or getaway.  There is plenty to do in this small shore city known as New London CT. Seeing is believing.

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New London CT is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States. It is located at the mouth of the Thames River in New London County, Southeastern Connecticut. For several decades beginning in the early 19th century, New London was one of the world’s three busiest whaling ports, along with Nantucket and New Bedford, Massachusetts.

The wealth that whaling brought into the city furnished the capital to fund much of the city’s present architecture. New London subsequently became home to other shipping and manufacturing industries.New London CT is home to the United States Coast Guard Academy, Connecticut College, Mitchell College, and The Williams School.T

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I discovered this historic neighborhood in New London, CT, recently and was waiting for an opportunity to photograph it. With the snow, all the cars had to be off the street so it was easier to see and photograph all these amazing historic homes.

The homes were built between 1835 and 1895 in Greek Revival and Italianate style. They were the homes of tradesmen and artists, and many were the work of one carpenter, John Bishop.

Before the street was laid out in 1835, part of it was a 500 foot ropewalk, which is a long, low building used to wind strands of hemp into rope that was mainly used for ships. The ropewalk burned in 1834, but many of the street's residents pursued other maritime occupations including whaling.

By the 1970s, many of the homes were abandoned, and the neighborhood was slated for demolition until the Savings Bank of New London bought and restored most of the houses. The Starr Street Historic District was established in 1981.

I love knowing the history of the places around me. It makes it that much more meaningful to me knowing how and why a place came to be.

More information can be found here:

https://historicbuildingsct.com/starr-street-houses-new-london-1839/

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So many lighthouses to love in our region, I don’t think we could pick a favorite if we tried! Do you have a favorite lighthouse? Repost from buildingsofnewengland

New London Harbor Light // 1801 //

In 1760, the colonial legislature of Connecticut passed an act creating a committee to pursue the funding, construction, and staffing of a new lighthouse for the harbor entrance at New London. The following year, thousands of lottery tickets were sold to raise £500 for the lighthouse (a popular method of raising funds for construction projects in those days). The lighthouse, a sixty-four-foot-tall stone tower with a wooden lantern at the top, was finished that same year at the west side of the harbor entrance. By 1799, issues began to pile-up, including a crack in the structure compromised the integrity of the tower, compounded by the fact the light was so dim as to often be indistinguishable from the lights of the surrounding homes. These challenges led the charge for a new lighthouse. Congress allocated $15,700 for a replacement lighthouse on May 7, 1800, and New Londoner, Abisha Woodward began construction on the current octagonal, tapered, eighty-foot-tall tower. The present light was completed the next year and is constructed of smooth-hammered freestone which are lined with brick inside. The current gable-roofed, two-and-a-half-story keeper’s residence was built in 1863, and in 1900 it was expanded to provide quarters for the assistant keeper and their families. Today, the keeper's house is privately owned and the light tower is owned by the New London Maritime Society, who offer tours of the light on occasion.

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A moment of appreciation for iced coffee, seagulls screaming, blue skies after a storm, cute historic downtowns, and loving where you live💙 #thesizeofconnecticut ...

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the sweetest golden light for all you amazing people on this fine Saturday evening☀️👐🏼
today I had a session in Mass & tomorrow I have two & I’m so dang excited y’all!!
just a friendly reminder if you wanna book me for a summer / spring session, the time is NOW. I’ve officially closed off May for bookings (weekends AND weekdays ahh!!) and June isn’t far behind. things are filling up so quick and I am SO thankful but sad I won’t be able to fit everyone in.
click the link in my bio, fill out the contact form, and let’s do this! I can’t wait to work with all my creative couples this year!!! happy Saturday!!💛🤘🏼
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Leader of the Northeast
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Amtrak Northeast Regional 137 approaches the crossing at Bank Street in New London, CT as it heads towards Washington D.C. Enjoy!
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✨Friendly reminder that summer’s NOT OVER YET!!✨ How about the phenomenal gingerbread on this porch? I’d have to sit out there with a glass of iced tea to be sure, but I’m fairly certain it’s absolutely perfect.









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Beautiful capture of two of the light houses by j.ferr_photography.

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Posted withregram • j.ferr_photography New London Ledge Light on the mouth of the Thames River w/ Race Rock Light in background…




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While 2020 was a tumultuous year filled with uncertainty, 2021 turns over a new leaf with new possibilities. Happy New Year's Eve to our Mystic Country friends! 🥂🎉

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Finally got around to checking out the new emojis, just in time to sum up the way this pic makes me feel:🌲🪶🦬🛻🪵❄️ #thesizeofconnecticut ...

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Waiting for a concert on Golden Street, New London, CT
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It was the summer of Covid and so it was closed, but at least it was hygienic. #hygienic #artgallery #igersct #newlondonct #neonsign #signsofinstagram #everything_signage #covidart ...

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Stretching has been good to me and it’s so rewarding to feel like I can now do things I was doing 4-5 years ago when I was healthier, younger and injury free!

This means so much to me because it was not easy!!! 😅 I don’t do well with tedious tasks. I am more of a full send go for the flory type of person. It’s certainly a gift and a curse and when it comes to injuries, treating my body right and recovery it has been a curse for sure!

Although I haven’t been as consistent as I want or should be with stretching, I have been focusing more on my over all recovery, health and longevity and it is paying off!

Vitamins consistently for the past 6 months, stretching at least 3 times a week, eating more conscious as far as where the food comes from and the ingredients it contains and lately I have been doing deep tissues sports massage every other week.

I also owe a huge thank you to my girl syddsmithh for being an angel sent from heaven in so many ways! You keep me grounded, you push me and you help me and allow me to be the human I want to be in a better way! That’s priceless and for that and for you I am beyond grateful ❤️

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Ahhh the great debate: Cold with mayo or hot with butter? AKA “Maine style” or “Connecticut style.” You can find both at local favorite captain_scotts in New London! Which are you choosing? 🦞 🧈
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We have a REALLY BIG announcement, coming Saturday!!! Make sure to come back and visit our social media then to find out what our BIG surprise is!!!🥳🙊 Who's excited to find out?!?👀 ...

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New London Harbor Light // 1801 //

In 1760, the colonial legislature of Connecticut passed an act creating a committee to pursue the funding, construction, and staffing of a new lighthouse for the harbor entrance at New London. The following year, thousands of lottery tickets were sold to raise £500 for the lighthouse (a popular method of raising funds for construction projects in those days). The lighthouse, a sixty-four-foot-tall stone tower with a wooden lantern at the top, was finished that same year at the west side of the harbor entrance. By 1799, issues began to pile-up, including a crack in the structure compromised the integrity of the tower, compounded by the fact the light was so dim as to often be indistinguishable from the lights of the surrounding homes. These challenges led the charge for a new lighthouse. Congress allocated $15,700 for a replacement lighthouse on May 7, 1800, and New Londoner, Abisha Woodward began construction on the current octagonal, tapered, eighty-foot-tall tower. The present light was completed the next year and is constructed of smooth-hammered freestone which are lined with brick inside. The current gable-roofed, two-and-a-half-story keeper’s residence was built in 1863, and in 1900 it was expanded to provide quarters for the assistant keeper and their families. Today, the keeper's house is privately owned and the light tower is owned by the New London Maritime Society, who offer tours of the light on occasion.

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Proud to say I’ve just been elected to the board of trustees of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, CT. The Lyman has an impressive collection and it’s home is a fine 1932 neoclassical building by Charles A. Platt who is one of my favorite architects. Here I am standing on the staircase beneath an enormous oil painting depicting a whaling voyage, one of a group of three, completed by Thomas F. Petersen in 1924. It’s a fitting picture for the space since the museum was established with a bequest from a fortune begun in whaling. The museum was founded in 1926 upon the death of Harriet Upson Allyn who provided in her will for a museum to honor her father Captain Lyman Allyn. Captain Allyn (1797-1874) began his career at sea, commanded a ship at age 21, and later became a businessman with interests in banking, insurance, and railroads. Starting in 1930, a collection was designed by the museum’s first director, a then 22 year old Winslow Ames, who was known for having exquisite taste and a connoisseur’s eye. The museum opened in 1932 with just 13 pieces but over the next decade Ames continued to acquire art forming the basis of the Lyman’s holdings. Subsequent directors followed suit and today there are 17,000 works of art in the collection. lyman_allyn #newengland #ct #connecticut #newlondon #newlondonct #historicconnecticut #connecticutlife #connecticut_igers #historicnewengland #newenglandlife #newengland_igers #museum #artmuseum #museumofart #lymanallyn #lymanallynartmuseum #charlesplatt #charlesaplatt #winslowames #museumcollection #whaling #whalingcity #whalingship #maritime #maritimeart #maritimehistory ...

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