Ship models in library
The library shelves are enhanced by the steamship models presented to the Custom House Maritime Museum by the late Robert Stewart, who built them over a period of many years. Each model required a year to complete and is accompanied by an album of drawings and notes. The library book collection includes many titles about wind- and engine-powered ships of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, from colonial coastal vessels to whalers and fishing schooners, from the golden age of ocean liners to the racing yachts and tall ships of our own time. America's most notable tall ship, the Coast Guard training barque Eagle, is homeported in New London.