New London Ledge Lighthouse Preservation Plan
Ahoy! In November 2022, the New London Maritime Society commissioned a Preservation Plan for New London Ledge Lighthouse. New London Ledge Lighthouse is an icon of the region, and November 10, 2022, was the 113th anniversary of its completion. Won't you help us preserve this beloved historic landmark?
Before starting repairs next spring, 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.
February 2023 update: Thanks to your donations so far -- both by Go Fund Me online, and by mail & in-person -- we have passed the 50% point of this $10,000 campaign. Our historic preservation architects, Jill Gotthelf and Walter Sedovic spent December 10, and then February 16 out at Ledge Lighthouse. They now are studying the historic documentation and developing the plan.
Please support this campaign for a Conditions Assessment & Preservation Plan for NL Ledge Lighthouse! We need to keep the lighthouse in good repair while preserving Ledge Lighthouse's distinctive character. The conditions assessment/preservation plan will identify significant elements that we should be careful to retain and preserve. Won't you help us?
Please contribute today!
With $2,800 in gifts made by mail or in-person, we have adjusted our online campaign goal to $7,000, as of January 3, 2022. With 2,500 already raised online, we still need approximately $5,000 to reach our goal.
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!
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