Location: Thames River, New London, Connecticut
Perched out in Fishers Island Sound, at the mouth of the Thames River, Ledge Light has served us for a century. Around 1900, the Lighthouse Board determined that the increased boat traffic to New London harbor warranted a new lighthouse to supplement New London Harbor Light, upriver on Pequot Avenue.
Quick Lighthouse Facts:
- Year Built: 1909
- Height of Tower: 58 foot focal plane
- Automated: 1987
- Status: Active aid to navigation owned by the U.S. Coast Guard and leased to the American Lighthouse Foundation.
Small preservation and maintenance projects have been facilitated over the past few years.
Offshore – Public tours offered during summer
The lighthouse can be seen from shore, however through a cooperative program with the University of CT’s Project Oceanology Program, ALF’s New London Ledge Light chapter coordinates tours of the lighthouse.
New London Ledge Lighthouse Foundation
P.O. Box 855
New London, CT 06320