Downeast Lighthouse Cruises

Head out into Fishers Island Sound to see five spectacular lighthouses on a real lobster boat named Escape. Workers on board will tell your group all about the history and tales of Fishers Island Sound. The cruise leaves from Pine Island Marina and sails out to the channel of the Thames River. Lighthouse sightings include Avery Point on the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point Campus, New London Ledge Lighthouse at the mouth of the New London Harbor, the United States' oldest light station New London Harbor Light, Morgan Point Light on the Mystic River, and the 19th-century Stonington Harbor Lighthouse.
 
Contact Info
Address: Pine Island Marina, 916R Shennecossett Rd., Groton, CT 06340. New London County. Tel: 860-460-1802. Website: www.downeastlighthousecruises.com/index.html. Hrs: Vary.
 
Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Boat Excursion Lesson Plan

Did you know a boat can be built out of concrete and it will still float? As long as the boat is lighter than the water it displaces, it will stay above water. Let students learn about how boats work, and explore hands-on activities students can do to “help” on the boat.... Continue