The Atlantic Trade

The Atlantic Trade (HMWKD)

Location: New London, CT 06320 New London County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 21.26', W 72° 5.652'

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New London Enters the World Economy

English settlers were attracted to the Thames River because it offered a safe harbor and good anchorage with easy access to the sea. This quickly led to a thriving community based on coastal trade.

New London colonial merchants became so associated with supplying farm products and livestock - cattle, horses, and mules - to the West Indies that they became known as "horse jockeys." This trade drove the economy of New London to great heights, with numerous ships heading to the West Indies and returning with sugar, molasses, and rum.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 743082 N 4582167
Decimal Degrees41.35433333, -72.09420000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 21.26', W 72° 5.652'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 21' 15.60" N, 72° 5' 39.12" W
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Area Code(s)860
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33-81 State St, New London CT 06320, US
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