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New Stewards for Race Rock Light

by Pierce Rafferty
On June 27, 2013, the GSA will officially announce that the New London Maritime Society, a non-profit organization based in the Custom House on Bank Street in New London, has been chosen to become the new owner and steward of Race Rock Light.

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“Edwin” Chosen as Name for “Tagged” Osprey

From the 21 names submitted to the HLFM as part of a naming contest for the F.I. osprey that will soon be “tagged” with a transmitter, the name “Edwin” has been chosen to honor the late Edwin H. Horning (1919-2008), beloved teacher, naturalist and former curator of the HLFM.  The name was submitted by Sarah Rose who wrote: “Mr. Horning …

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HLF Museum Files: The Bell that Got Away

by Pierce Rafferty
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day 1846, the passenger steamer Atlantic dragged her anchors as the storm slowly pushed her closer to certain doom on Fishers Island’s north shore.

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