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New London Ledge Lighthouse,
New London, CT
*Dates of operation~~ 1909-present
*Building Material~~ Granite and brick
*Tower~~ 58 feet
*Elevation~~ On crib directly on water level
*Markings~~ Red w/ white trim
*Light Pattern~~ Cycle of three white flashes and one red flash every 30 seconds
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's house integral to light tower
*Automated~~ 1987
*Original Lens~~ Fourth Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ VRB-25 airport beacon, solar powered
*Open to Public?~~ Yes
*Current Owner~~ New London Maritime Society leased to Ledge Light Foundation, Inc.
*Waterway Location~~ Entrance to New London Harbor and Thames River in Long Island
Sound
*Significant Feature~~ "Ernie", the suspected ghost of a former keeper,  is believed to
haunt the lighthouse. Many Coast Guardsmen who once manned this station recorded
unexplained strange happenings throughout their tenure at the lighthouse.     

             LINKS
Project Oceanology's info on lighthouse cruise and tour
http://www.oceanology.org/lighthouse.html

National Park Service
http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/light/newlonld.htm

Jeremy D'Entremont's lighthouse info and history
http://www.newenglandlighthouses.net/new-london-ledge.html

Official lighthouse website
http://www.ledgelighthouse.org/
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