New London Ledge Lighthouse
Location: Thames River, entrance to New London Harbor
Coordinates: 41 18 18 N 72 04 42 W
Active aid to navigation.
Manager: New London Maritime Society
Accessibility: Best seen by boat. You can see the lighthouse fairly distantly from the shore of New London, especially in the Pequot Avenue area, and from Avery Point in Groton. You can get a good view from the Fisher's Island and Block Island ferries leaving New London. Click here for information on tours.
Station established: 1909
Present lighthouse built: 1909
Construction materials: Brick, granite
Height of focal plane: 58 feet
Original optic: Fourth-order Fresnel lens (now at Custom House Museum of Maritime History in New London)
Present optic: VLB-44