I come upon the lighthouse young Eugene was sketching. Not accessible to the public, New London Harbor Light is a stark, almost melancholy sight. But just a few blocks away, the Lighthouse Inn a century-old mansion now a snug hotelcheers weary visitors. I book a big room with ocean views, bring up a toddy from the bar, and feel thankful that here, too, is a place they haven’t gotten around to tearing down. In the shadow of massive Fort Trumbull, now the centerpiece of a state park, Kitchen remodeling designers I discover the cabinetmaking workshop of Richard Humphreville. A New London native, Richard loves to talk about his town.