New London in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
The Atlantic Trade
New London Enters the World Economy
English settlers were attracted to the Thames River because it offered a safe harbor and good anchorage with easy access to the sea. This quickly led to a thriving community based on coastal trade.
New London colonial merchants became so associated with supplying farm products and livestock – cattle, horses, and mules – to the West Indies that they became known as “horse jockeys.” This trade drove the economy of New London to great heights, with numerous ships heading to the West Indies and returning with sugar, molasses, and rum.
Location. 41° 21.26′ N, 72° 5.652′ W. Marker is in New London, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and Bank Street, on the right when traveling west on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New London CT 06320, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Amistad Incident (here, next to this marker); The Roots of the US Coast Guard (here, next to this marker); Native Americans (here, next to this marker); The Submarine Industry (here, next to this marker); The 19th Century Port Revolutionary New London (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary War Privateering (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathan Hale (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New London.
Regarding The Atlantic Trade. The bottom right of the marker contains a map of 18th-Century Trade Routes from New London. It shows the routes from New London to Dublin, London, and various points in the West Indies.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 14, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.