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First built about 1712
Subsequently rebuilt in
1734 * 1795 * 1811
1858 * 1885
marks the right of way
Operated in Connecticut
chartered May 1832
Opened for Service
between Providence and
Stonington Steamboat Dock
November 10, 1837
Power to raise the bridge comes from electric motors, which drive the large "Bull Wheels" connected with Linkage arms to the two plate girders which make up the lift span.
The huge concrete weights at the ends of the overhead rocking tr…
This area was long the home of the Mohegan Indians, by settlement before the Colonial period, and by reservation until more recent years.
Prominent Indian sachems were Owaneco and his father Uncas, who defeated the chief Miantonomoh,…
New London was founded in 1646 by John Winthrop, the younger, who chose this shore-ringed "plantation" for its excellent harbor.
This land, with its great natural assets, attracted men of hardihood and valor and became one of the largest w…
This house was built in the early 1850s by William Haynes (1820-1905), a ship carpenter who often worked at the George Greenman & Co. Shipyard. The small room on the left side is a later addition, and the bay window was added in the mid-1900s when…
We believe this house was built in the 1840s. George Greenman & Co. rented its two apartments to employees of the company's shipyard and textile mill. In the 1850s and 1860s it was occupied by the widow of a mill employee and the minister of the G…
This building was built about 1863 as the George Greenman & Co. store. The store, which sold produce and other goods to the shipyard and mill employees and nearby families until the 1880s, was located on the first floor, with living quarters for t…
This house was built about 1841 by Welcome B. Lewis (1810-1880), a ship carpenter who often worked at the George Greenman & Co. Shipyard. Originally sided with clapboards and painted white, the house was built in the Greek Revival style then preva…
This house was built in 1842 for Thomas and Charlotte Greenman. Thomas was the youngest of the three brothers who founded the George Greenman & Co. Shipyard. The oldest brother, George, built the house two doors to your left in 1839. The middle br…