Book display case

15th anniversary display case

This display shows the wide range of maritime topics represented in the library, from lighthouses to 18th and 19th century privateering; from U.S.Navy submarine construction to New London's most famous son, playwright Eugene O'Neill.  O'Neill spent summers at the family home facing the harbor and was profoundly influenced by the proximity to "dat ole davil sea," a phrase from one of his plays that furnished the title for Robert Richter's study of the myriad maritime influences on O'Neill's work.