15th Anniversary Exhibit

15th anniversary display case

This display and others illustrated many of the 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, Nobel Prize-winning 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 maritime influences on O'Neill's work.