NEW LONDON LEDGE LIGHTHOUSE
LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG
The story of New London Ledge Lighthouse.
A majestic red bricked
lighthouse located off the shore on the eastern half of the Long
Island Sound in Connecticut, New England, it is a lonely looking
building said to house the spirit of a man named Ernie.
It was initially
called the Southwest Ledge Light but since a lighthouse with the
same name already existed in New Haven Harbor it's name was changed
to the current New London Ledge Lighthouse.
It is a beautifully
elegant building with the lighthouse flashing white-white-white-red.
It even has a fog horn and comes with a legend to boot. According to
stories a keeper called Ernie or Randolph or perhaps even John
Randolph (but most know him as Ernie) learned that his wife had run
away with the captain of the ferry at Block Island. Versions of the
story say Ernie jumped to his death from the lighthouse roof others
say the fall was accidental.
The lighthouse is now
said to be haunted by his spirit. Mysterious, unexplained activity
has been reported in and around the lighthouse. Boats that had been
safely tied near by have been found set adrift. Lights, televisions
as well as the fog horn have reportedly been said to turn on and off
on their own. Decks have been found swabbed when no one had claimed
to have swabbed them and doors have mysteriously opened and closed
on their own. People usually attribute these occurrences to Ernie
and who can tell.
Maybe it is Ernie
New London Ledge Lighthouse
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