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Groundbreaking held for Coast Guard Museum


NEW LONDON — Supporters of a National Coast Guard Museum cheered as political and military dignitaries reveled in a ceremonial groundbreaking in New London.

The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., signed a deed Friday with New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio, transferring the site of the future museum from the city to the Coast Guard. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy also was on hand.

The Day of New London reports that museum supporters gathered at City Pier amid a backdrop of the Thames River and two Coast Guard vessels.

The state will be committing up to $20 million to supplement development and construction of the $80 million, 54,000-square-foot waterfront museum that will honor the maritime service’s 224-year-history. Millions more dollars need to be raised before construction.



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