Bloody Point Lighthouse is an early sparkplug lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay. There is a gaping hole in the side of the lighthouse and a local fisherman told us they don’t know how much longer it will be around
Another view of the Watch Hill Light. This one was taken from Watch Hill
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.
New London Harbor Light is the oldest lighthouse in Connecticut. The original New London Light helped guide colonial privateers who sought shelter up the Thames River during the American Revolution.
Morgan Point Light. Among Morgan Point’s first keepers was Eliza Daboll, widow and mother of six, who sang loudly during storms to keep her courage up.
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.
Race Rock Light is southwest of Fishers Island New York.