This map of New London, Connecticut was created in 1876 by O.H. Bailey, a prominent 19th century map maker. The map has been lovingly restored by the team at KNOWOL. Reproductions of the map are available through our store, and a free high resolution version can be viewed below.
For several decades beginning in the early 19th century, New London was one of the three busiest whaling ports in the world. The wealth that whaling brought into the city furnished the capital to fund much of the city’s present architecture. This map will show you what New London looked like during one of its most prosperous periods.
Old New London landmarks on the map include Fort Trumbull, New London & Groton Ferry, Shore Line Railroad, Crocker House, National Whaling Bank, Brown Cotton Gin Company, Niantic Ice Company, Wilson Manufacturing, and The Albertson & Douglass Machine Company.
Reproductions of the restored map are available on museum quality, archival matte paper to ensure that this piece of New London history can be passed on to the next generation. Click here to get yours, and share with friends!