Please help us raise the remaining $5,000 -- the balance due -- for a Preservation Plan for New London Ledge Lighthouse. Won't you help us preserve this beloved historic landmark?
Last fall, the New London Maritime Society commissioned a Preservation Plan for New London Ledge Lighthouse from architects Walter Sedovic and Jill Gotthelf. Together, by February 2023, with $2,617 online + $2,500 in in-person donations: we raised the $5,000 deposit on the plan!
Before starting repairs this season, we must have a comprehensive & holistic assessment of the building made; this is what we did with the two other lighthouses that the New London Maritime Society owns: New London Harbor Light and Race Rock Lighthouse. The assessment and resulting preservation plan will provide a step-by-step road map for all repairs going forward.
In 2021, Ledge Lighthouse received a donation of $100,000 for these repairs. The conditions assessment/preservation plan will identify significant elements that we should be careful to retain and preserve. We need to keep the lighthouse in good repair while preserving Ledge Lighthouse's distinctive character.
Please support this campaign for a Conditions Assessment & Preservation Plan for NL Ledge Lighthouse. We still need $5,000 to reach our goal.
Please contribute today!
This fundraiser is run by the New London Maritime Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. 'Ingoldsby Crawford' is the name of the 1st US Customs collector at New London's 1833 US Custom House, now the Custom House Maritime Museum -- our HQ!