FDOI; New London, CT

Original alcohol inks and india ink permanent marker on 74lb Yupo paper then photographed and arranged to fit a custom envelope template, laser printed on 8.5" x 11", Southworth White 24lb 100% cotton paper. Each envelope was cut from that paper using an Ellison Prestige Pro Cutter with a custom 6-3/4 envelope die and hand-assembled. Only 58 were made.

Text of Cachet, Back:
New London Harbor Lighthouse
It is situated on a rocky point to the westward of the entrance to the river Thames, and is two miles from the town of New London. An early beacon of some kind was reportedly erected around 1750 at the harbor's entrance, but it soon became apparent that a more permanent lighthouse was needed.

A 64-foot stone tower with a wooden lantern was erected at the west side of the harbor entrance in 1761. In 1801 a new 89-foot stone lighthouse with a cast-iron lantern was completed. The handsome octagonal brownstone tower still stands and is the oldest existing lighthouse in Connecticut. The New London Harbor Light remains an active aid to navigation, with a Fixed white light and a red sector warning mariners away from dangerous Sarah Ledge. In October 2010, ownership of the lighthouse was transferred to the New London Maritime Society under the provisions of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000.

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#4795 cagarts; C1; New England Lighthouses - New London Harbor, Connecticut

  • Brand: cagarts
  • Product Code: CAO015
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $5.00