The National Coast Guard Museum will be situated across the railroad tracks from Union Station, adjacent to a new high-speed ferry terminal and accessible from the downtown area via a handicapped-accessible crossing. The state has committed $20 million toward the project.
The business development manager at the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Jim Gynther, retired in a ceremony at the Coast Guard Academy Thursday, Jan. 30, after 30 years of working for the federal government and the Coast Guard.
Close to 1,300 people arrived at work Tuesday morning at the Naval Submarine Base in Groton and Connecticut National Guard facilities, only to set up out-of-office messages and take care of last-minute business.
Sixty days after the announcement of the downtown site for the new National Coast Guard Museum, the city has begun the process of transferring land to the Coast Guard, a fundraising campaign is underway and a date is set for the opening.
A national Coast Guard museum is years away from opening its doors along the city's downtown waterfront but it already has its first exhibit.
After the Coast Guard Museum Association announced its commitment to build an $80 million museum adjacent to City Pier, the New London Historical Society offered to loan its 13-star flag that dates back to the Revolutionary War to the exhibits.
"This is a national treasure that belongs in the national treasure we announced here today,''...
A National Coast Guard Museum in downtown would be a “long-term, huge economic driver,” according to New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio, who cited a study that says the attraction could inject as much as $20 million annually into the region’s economy and create hundreds of jobs.
Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr. says the museum will be a place to "wrap together" the service's multiple missions "in a comprehensive display and storyline that will help to educate and inform the public, and I think, hopefully generate even better support for the Coast Guard."
UPDATED: 11:58 a.m. The National Coast Guard Museum will be situated across the railroad tracks from Union Station, adjacent to a new high-speed ferry terminal and accessible from the downtown area via a handicapped-accessible crossing. The state has committed $20 million toward the project.
A five-story, mostly glass National Coast Guard Museum that will jut out over the Thames River like the bow of a ship could draw hundreds of thousands of visitors annually and transform the city, officials involved in the project announced Friday.
Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio will be joined by Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., commandant of the Coast Guard; Gov. Dannel P. Malloy; U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal; U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney and other public officials.
Artifacts at the 4,000-square-foot Coast Guard Museum at the Coast Guard Academy should have a new and bigger home soon. On Friday, officials will gather in New London to announce a site for a new 50,000-square-foot National Coast Guard Museum.
The city will donate a piece of waterfront property and the state will pledge $20 million toward plans for a new National Coast Guard Museum, according to series of letters among the mayor, the Coast Guard and local businesses.
Development of a U.S. Coast Guard Museum in New London and support for a $15 million statewide tourism campaign are just two of the legislative priorities of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut this year.