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Explore Ledge Lighthouse - Boat Tour & Visit Inside the Beacon
Black Hawk Fishing
Niantic, CT
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Explore one of the region's favorite lighthouses.
Land by boat at New London Ledge Light and tour inside the lighthouse -- all the way up to the lantern. On the way out, see and learn the stories of several of our other area lighthouses. We return as the sun sets.

This may be New London Maritime Society's only tour to Ledge Lighthouse this summer, and it is the first since 2019 -- so don't miss it!  We're taking the Black Hawk out of Niantic. The 3+-hour excursion leaves from 11 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357. Tickets are $75, $65 for NLMS members, & $50 for children ages 7 to 18.

Please be advised: wind & weather conditions can change quickly and there always is the possibility of last-minute cancellations. Our captain makes the call and your safety is our primary concern. Be sure to check your email two hours prior to our departure time.

For the Ledge Lighthouse tour, we meet at Black Hawk Fishing, 11 Main St, Niantic, CT 06357. (860) 448-3662

Trips are weather-dependent. Be certain to check your email two hours prior to the trip for any last-minute changes or cancellations.

Everyone must sign a waiver of liability before boarding. Guest cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. If you want to chance signing up at the last-minute, please call 203-444-2884.

Landing at Ledge Light demands a little physical dexterity.
You don't have to be a Ninja, but you will have to balance on the edge of a boat and step up to reach the platform.

All passengers are required to wear a life jacket (provided) while in transit, and also must wear appropriate footware: deck shoes or sneakers (no sandals or flip flops).

Food and drink, with the exception of water, is NOT permitted on the boat. For safety reasons, NO alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Ledge Light (1909), along with the New London Harbor Light (est. 1760, current tower 1801) and Race Rock Light Station (1878) at the opening of Long Island Sound to the Atlantic, create a pathway of beacons leading from the Atlantic Ocean to New London. All three lights are now owned by the New London Maritime Society. Monies raised by these tours support restoration of our local lighthouses.    

Tickets are non-refundable unless there is a weather cancellation. Please check your email inbox prior to departing for the dock. We will notify you by email if the tour is canceled.
Your ticket includes free admission to the Custom House Maritime Museum ($7 value) and a 10% discount in the Museum Shop. Please print your ticket verification for admission to the Custom House.

Go to our website nlmaritimesociety.org to learn more.
Visit the Ledge Light Foundation http://ledgelighthouse.org/ to learn about their restoration activities and opportunity for large charter for up-to 50 passengers to visit inside Ledge Light.

See you at the Custom House!
And thank you for your support of our historic lighthouses.


Background: Through the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000, New London Maritime Society now owns and preserves the three major lighthouses leading from the Atlantic into our historic port of New London: Race Rock, New London Ledge Light, and New London Harbor Light. This stewardship comes with a mandate from the federal government to provide preservation, education, and public access to the lighthouses.
All funds raised from these boat trips go towards lighthouse restoration!

Ledge Light Foundation has worked to preserve Ledge Lighthouse for over 40 years. LLFs accomplishments include both creating a museum at Ledge Light with 7 rooms documenting the history of LL and of the USCG personnel that served on the light, and continued restoration and maintenance to fix and repair mother natures mischief in terms of wind, rain and the unrelenting sea. Over the last two years, LLF has replaced 27 windows (using a matching grant from the State of CT), and applied a new coat of weather proofing sealant to the roof. They have accomplished this with the help of work crews from the Sea Scouts, the US Navy sub base and the USCG Academy.

The US Coast Guard maintains the lighthouse lanterns. All three lights are active aids to navigation.

*Be certain to check your email two hours prior to the trip for any last-minute changes or cancellations.*

See you at the Custom House!
And thank you for your support of our historic lighthouses.
Monday Aug 16, 2021 4:30 PM - Monday Aug 16, 2021 7:30 PM | $55.00 - $75.00


Black Hawk Fishing (View)
11 East Main Street
Niantic, CT 06357
United States


Education > Tours
Other > Fundraisers

Minimum Age: 7
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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