New London

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Home to whaling ships, privateers, and submarines, New London has been at the heart of some of America's most exciting seafaring history. This volume spans 65 years of life in New London: from the 1850s, when the Whaling City earned its reputation, to the days before World War I, when the last whaler had departed and the first submarine was about to arrive. Through these pages, you will walk the city's unpaved streets to forgotten places like Bacon's Hotel and the Old Yellow Building, ride the trolley up State Street, and see Ocean Beach as it was before the 1938 hurricane swept it away. New London also gives special attention to the fashionable Pequot Colony, the trains and steamboats that traveled to and from the city, and familiar landmarks such as Union Station, the Nathan Hale Schoolhouse, and the Olde Town Mill.
ISBN: 9780738546193
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Connecticut
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author John J. Ruddy, an editor and writer at the Day, compiled this rich pictorial history using over 200 of the best photographs taken at the time. Drawn from many public and private collections, these images and the stories behind them provide a look back to a place long vanished. Whether a native of the city, a visitor, or just a lover of history, you will find much to celebrate about New London's remarkable past.
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