New London Ledge Light

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New London Ledge Light

 
Location: Thames River / New London Harbor Entrance near New London, CT
Photo by: Jim Tracy
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There are no active watches, warnings or advisories 

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About New London Ledge Light

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The location of the light is Thames River / New London Harbor Entrance. The nearest city is New London, CT. The station was first established in 1909. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1909.

The lighthouse is a red brick dwelling on square pier.

The tower has a flashing white and red light at a focal plane height of 58 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 17 nautical miles. The tower height is 58 ft. The light has a period of 30 seconds.

Open to the Public?: By Appointment    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-21825 (U.S.)
Identification number: J0730 (International)

Emergency light of Fl (3+1) W 30s and reduced intensity when main light is extinguished. HORN: 2 blast ev 20s (2s bl-2s si-2s bl-14s si).

Light Pattern:
0.1s R fl 9.9s ec.
0.1s W fl 4.9s ec.
0.1s W fl 4.9s ec.
0.1s W fl 9.9s ec

Range: 17nm (white), 14nm (red)

In 2014, the US Coast Guard transferred the deed to the lighthouse to the New London Maritime Society, who also owns Race Rock and the New London Harbor Light. The Ledge Light Foundation leases the lighthouse from the Maritime Society.

The Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruise includes a close up view of this lighthouse.

A 'flashing' light is a light in which the total duration of light in a period is shorter than the total duration of darkness and the appearances of light (flashes) are usually of equal duration. So in the 30 second period, the light is on for less than 15 then off for more than 15.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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