The 19th Century Port

The 19th Century Port (HMWKK)

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° 5.657'

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Changing Maritime Enterprises

From this bustling port numerous ships set off around the world in search of whales. Marine mammals provided highly sought after oil which fueled the industrial revolution. New London whalemen specialized in hunting elephant seals which also provided plentiful oil. The petroleum industry which started in Pennsylvania in 1859, eventually eliminated the market for oil from sea mammals, ending this type of maritime endeavor.

Throughout the 19th Century luxurious side-wheel steamers carried passengers and cargo the length of Long Island Sound. With the coming of the railroad in mid-century, New London became a regional transportation hub and tourist destination.
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Date Added Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 8:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 743075 N 4582166
Decimal Degrees41.35433333, -72.09428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 21.26', W 72° 5.657'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 21' 15.60" N, 72° 5' 39.42" 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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