MAINLAND & FISHERS ISLAND
LIGHTS & SIGHTS 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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SeaJet
SeaJet 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 Sea Jet 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.
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.
MorganPoint
MorganPoint Morgan Point Light. Among Morgan Point's first keepers was Eliza Daboll, widow and mother of six, who reportadly kept the 25-foot granite tower and its separate stone house "in great neatness" and sang loundly during storms to keep her courage up.
LatimerReef
LatimerReef Latimer Reef Light. An iron "spark plug" located about a mile north of the eastern point of Fishers Island, Latimer Reef and its attendant light were named to honor a patriot spy who was capured on the reef and subsequently hanged.
WatchHill
WatchHill Watch Hill Light. First built as a watchtower to warn local residents of naval and pirate attacks, Watch Hill assumed its maritime safety role when the current structure was built in 1806. It was needed; the first keeper recorded 45 shipwrecks in just 27 years.
OceanHouse
OceanHouse Historic Ocean House. Meticulously reconstructed to replicate a grand Victorian hotel built on the Watch Hill, R.I. Bluffs in 1868, Ocean House is today a triple 5-star resort - one of just 10 in the world!
SimmonsCastle
SimmonsCastle Simmons Castle. Financed by Beautyrest mattresses, Simmons Castle has hosted guests including George Harrison, Robert Redford and Ali MacGraw.
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.
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.
FortWright
FortWright Fort Wright. Built in the early 20th century with gun batteries to defend the coast, Fort H.G. Wright was active through WWI and WWII, then deactivated in 1948.
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.