September 28, 2016

We decided to take a lighthouse cruise from New London.  It lasted about two hours.  If you are in the area we highly suggest the tour.

New London Ledge Lighthouse.  This lighthouse reminds us of the lighthouse in the Hudson River near my hometown of Athens, New York.

It’s reportedly haunted by the ghost of an early keeper named Ernie.

Lin and Michel's Photos

Lin and Michel’s Photos

North Dumpling Light.  During prohibition, the isolated beaches and islands near North Dumpling were found to be ideal for transferring illegal booze.  In 1986, the island was sold to the Segway Human Transporter inventor and he battled with Suffolk County authorities for permission to build a windmill to power an electric generator.  He then began an extensive campaign  and declared that his island was now the sovereign “North Dumpling Republic” and that he was Lord Dumpling II.  The new nation was to have its own currency, the Dumpling, a national anthem and a one boat navy.

Lin and Michael's Photos

Lin and Michael’s Photos