CLASSIC LIGHTHOUSE
CRUISE ITINERARY



DEPARTURE INFORMATION:
All cruises depart at 12:30 p.m. from the Cross Sound Ferry docks:
2 Ferry Street, New London, CT.
Cruises last approximately 2 hours. Reservations are strongly recommended.
(860) 444-4620

TOUR PRICES:
$30 Adult | $15 Child (ages 2-11) | Under 2 Free

2017 Schedule
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SeaJetImg Board the comfortable high-speed SEA JET. A smooth-sailing wave-piercing catamaran capable of cruising at speeds in excess of 30 knots (35 mph), the SeaJet is equipped with modern airline-style seating on two enclosed air-conditioned passenger decks with spacious outdoor deck for viewing the scenery as you listen to an expert narrator. Snacks and beverages are available on board.

Lighthouses:

NLHarbor
NLHarbor New London Harbor Light. The oldest lighthouse in Connecticut, the original New London Harbor Light helped guide colonial privateers who sought shelter up the Thames River during the American Revolution.
AveryPoint
AveryPoint Avery Point Lighthouse. The last lighthouse in the state built as an official navigational aid, it wasn't lighted until over a year after its 1943 completion due to concerns about possible Nazi attack during WWII
NLLedge
NLLedge New London Ledge Lighthouse. A French Second Empire structure architecturally unique for a lighthouse, the Ledge Light is unusual for another reason - it's reportedly haunted by the ghost of an early keeper!
NorthDumpling
NorthDumpling North Dumpling Light. During Prohibition, the keeper of North Dumpling Lighthouse was accused of signaling to liquor smugglers. Today, it's owned by the inventor of the Segway Human Transporter.
RaceRock
RaceRock Race Rock Light. Built on a ledge where fast current and conflicting seas are the norm, Race Rock's foundations alone took seven years to build.
BugLight
BugLight NEW! Bug Light. Officially known as the Long Beach Bar (Bug) Lighthouse, this charming 1870 Victorian structure was set ablaze by arsonists in 1963, then lovingly restored by the East End Seaport Museum in 1990.
OrientPoint
OrientPoint Orient Point Lighthouse. Also known as the Coffee Pot Lighthouse, the cast-iron clad and brick lined Orient Point Lighthouse was marked for demolition by the Coast Guard in 1970, but was saved by public outcry.
PlumIsland
PlumIsland Plum Island Lighthouse. Also known as Plum Gut Light, the 1869 historic granite lighthouse was decommissioned in 1978 in favor of an automated light that now sits a short distance away.
LittleGull
LittleGull Little Gull Light. Taken by the British in the War of 1812 and destroyed by the hurricane of 1815, Little Gull Island Lighthouse has had a colorful past. The tower tha stands today dates from 1858.

Other Sights:

FortGriswold
FortGriswold Fort Griswold. A tall granite monument honors those killed defending the fort during the Battle of Groton Heights, including Col. William Ledyard, slain by his own sword while surrendering.
EB
EB General Dynamic's Electric Boat Division. See where the first nuclear powered submarine was built, and where subs continue to be built today. You might see one under construction, under repair, or underway!
FortTrumbull
FortTrumbull Fort Trumbull. Build in 1777, Fort Trumbull was attacked and captured by British forces under the command of the famed turncoat Benedict Arnold.
Waterfront
Waterfront New London's historic waterfront. Once the third busiest whaling port in the world, New London is now home to the United States Coast Guard Academy and home port for the Coast Guard's tall ship the Barque EAGLE.