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gateway to the sound The city of New London is situated at the mouth of the Thames River, on the east end of peaceful Long Island Sound. The harbor, shown here from the top of the Mohican Hotel before the start of the annual Sailfest fireworks show, is a natural deep-water port located directly across the sound from the entrance to the Atlantic Ocean at Fisher’s Island.

In New London County, waterways become laboratories, museums become classrooms and a walk downtown becomes a lesson in seafaring history. It’s a region that supports and catalyzes the scholarly work of Connecticut College students and faculty. On the pages that follow, we look at the ways in which a location rich in places to think, to collaborate, to be challenged and to be inspired is one of the College’s greatest assets.

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CC: Connecticut College Magazine  

Fall 2014

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