Lighthouse Keeper Douglas Set for THE COAST GUARD IN LONG ISLAND SOUND Talk at Custom House, 8/24

Retired USCG & part-time Lighthouse Keeper Douglas Allen visits the Custom House this Saturday to discuss his first-hand experiences with lighthouses, search and rescue, and even painting New London Light from a boatswains chair ("--never again!") in a talk entitled The Coast Guard in Long Island Sound.

Mr Allen's presentation takes place on Saturday, August 24 at 4 PM at the Custom House Maritime Museum. Reservations are required; call 860-447-2501. Donation of $8 benefits both the Ledge Light Foundation and NL Harbor Light Restoration Fund.

Make a day of it! Come to the New London Waterfront next Saturday, August 24
~ relax on a boat tour (be certain to make reservations in advance - call 860-447-2501),
~ take advantage of special offers from merchants downtown all day with your I'm Part of Something BIG button,
~ hear USCG former lighthouse keeper Doug Allen talk about his experiences in the USCG in Long Island Sound at 4 PM,
~ then stay downtown for dinner and Caribbean Night - experience Caribbean culture & music on Waterfront Park , 5 PM on.

And remember: CTridesShorelineEast railroad has weekend service to New London all summer long. For more information, visit

The Custom House Maritime Museum is open year-round - telling the stories of New London's waterfront. The Custom House Maritime Museum is always FREE for current members and children under age 18 (with adult). A $5 donation is asked for all others. April through December, we're open Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday), from 1-5 PM, & by appointment - call: 860-447-2501, fax: 860-447-8086, email: January through March, we're open Thursday through Sunday, from 1-5 PM, & by appointment call: 860-447-2501, fax: 860-447-8086, email:

New London Maritime Society is located at Custom House Maritime Museum, 150 Bank Street, New London, Conn.

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