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New London Ledge Light
Groton, Connecticut
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Location: Thames River, entrance to New London Harbor
Nearest city: Groton
41 18 18 N
72 04 42 W
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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.
Station established: 1909
Present lighthouse built: 1909
Automated: 1987
Construction materials: Brick, granite
Height of focal plane: 58 feet
Active U.S. Coast Guard aid to navigation.

Maintained by:
New London Ledge Lighthouse Foundation

A Chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation

P.O. Box 855

New London, Connecticut 06320

Original optic: Fourth-order Fresnel (now at Custom House Museum of Maritime History in New London)
Present optic: VRB-25
VRB-25 lens
Characteristic: Three white flashes and one red flash every 30 seconds
Fog signal: Two blasts every 20 seconds
Related sites
Project Oceanology
Ledge Light Weather Station
New London County Guide
Mystic Coast and Country
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Previous lighthouse (west to east): New London Harbor Light
Next lighthouse: Avery Point Light
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