<b>The city, as seen from the air.</b> <b>By <a href="http://go.redirectingat.com?id=74679X1524629&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.buzzfeed.com%2Flukelewis%2F21-dizzying-aerial-photos-of-london&url=http%3A%2F%2Fjasonhawkes.com%2F&xcust=2289800%7CBFLITE&xs=1" target="_blank">Jason Hawkes.</a></b>
(Fort Trumbull State Park, New London, Connecticut). In 1775, Governor Jonathan Trumbull recommended the building of a fortification at the port of New London to protect the seat of the government of Connecticut. Built on a rocky point of land near the mouth of the Thames River on Long Island Sound, the fort was completed in 1777. In 1781, the fort was attacked and captured by British forces under the command of Benedict Arnold.
Ledge Lighthouse in New London is a unique lighthouse and an architectural landmark. A local foundation has leased the lighthouse from the Coast Guard and works for its restoration; plans are for the building to be renovated as a guest house and museum. Built in 1909 and still active.