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Admiral Papp: Museum will be 'very attractive addition to the waterfront'

Sean D. Elliot/The Day
Sean D. Elliot/The Day
Sean D. Elliot/The Day

April 5, 2012

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.

Premium Content Analysis locates likely spot for proposed New London pedestrian bridge to future museum

 August 19, 2014; Updated: 6:37 pm

Public comments about the Environmental Impact Evaluation of the proposed pedestrian bridge that would provide access over Water Street to the planned National Coast Guard Museum are being received through Monday.

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Premium Content Tribe dedicating fireworks to Coast Guard men, women, museum

 July 8, 2014; Updated: 1:57 pm

The fireworks display, among the biggest in the Northeast, is scheduled for Saturday, the second day of the city's three-day Sailfest celebration. It will mark the 22nd straight year the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe has sponsored the fireworks.

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Premium Content Coast Guard Museum project digs in

 May 2, 2014; Updated: 9:04 am

With five signatures and a handshake, the land that will be the site of the future National Coast Guard Museum passed from the city to the U.S. Coast Guard on Friday.

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Premium Content Gold and Silver Coast Guard Ancient Mariners 'relieve' their predecessors

 May 2, 2014; Updated: 2:50 pm

Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr. transfers his title of Gold Ancient Mariner to Rear Adm. Fred Midgette aboard the Coast Guard barque Eagle at City Pier in New London.

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Premium Content State House approves Thames River Heritage Park bill

 May 2, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

The House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that aims to help create the 1980s-era Thames River Heritage Park by removing bureaucratic roadblocks.

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Premium Content Coast Guard lifeboat arrives in New London for museum groundbreaking

 May 1, 2014; Updated: 1:47 pm

The restored motor lifeboat CG36500 arrives at City Pier in New London on Thursday in preparation for today's groundbreaking ceremony for the National Coast Guard Museum.

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Premium Content Dime Bank becomes first corporate sponsor of Coast Guard Museum

 April 23, 2014; Updated: 6:20 pm

The Norwich-based Dime Bank has donated $15,000 to support the building of the National Coast Guard Museum in New London, making it the first corporate sponsor of the museum.

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Premium Content Coast Guard center business development manager retires after 30 years

 January 31, 2014; Updated: 11:39 am

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.

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Premium Content Federal employees in region head for home after shutdown

 October 1, 2013; Updated: 1:02 pm

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.

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Premium Content Bill seeks Coast Guard commemorative coin

 August 30, 2013; Updated: 1:20 pm

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney says a U.S. Coast Guard commemorative coin could raise $2 million to $3 million for the future National Coast Guard Museum in New London.

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Premium Content National Coast Guard Museum raises $100,000 for new museum

 June 24, 2013; Updated: 7:19 pm

The National Coast Guard Museum Association raised $100,000 for the new National Coast Guard Museum in downtown New London.

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Premium Content Naming of downtown site triggers wave of Coast Guard museum activity

 June 5, 2013; Updated: 2:03 pm

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.

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Premium Content Malloy urges National Coast Guard Museum project along

 April 18, 2013; Updated: 11:52 pm

The governor has asked the state agencies with a stake in the new National Coast Guard Museum to meet and figure out how to move the project forward as quickly as possible.

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Rare flag will find new berth with Coast Guard Museum

 April 18, 2013; Updated: 1:05 pm

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,''...

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Premium Content Region's economy stands to reap benefits

 April 6, 2013; Updated: 1:03 pm

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.

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Premium Content Admiral eager for museum to tell Coast Guard story

 April 5, 2013; Updated: 7:00 am

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."

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Premium Content Admiral Papp: Museum will be 'very attractive addition to the waterfront'

 April 5, 2013; Updated: 8:52 pm

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.

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Premium Content Great expectations for New London come with national museum

 April 5, 2013; Updated: 5:17 pm

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.

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Premium Content New London to host announcement of National Coast Guard Museum; watch it live on theday.com

 April 4, 2013; Updated: 2:25 pm

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.

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Premium Content Coast Guard takes stock as museum announcement nears

 March 31, 2013; Updated: 12:12 am

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.

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Premium Content State pledges $20 million for new Coast Guard Museum in New London

 March 29, 2013; Updated: 5:32 pm

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.

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Premium Content Finizio: Coast Guard Museum one step closer to city

 March 21, 2013; Updated: 7:18 pm

The mayor announced Thursday that he has preliminary agreements with abutting property owners and other stakeholders to bring the National Coast Guard Museum to New London.

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Premium Content Coast Guard Museum heading downtown

 February 21, 2013; Updated: 3:05 pm

The city received design plans Wednesday for a proposed National Coast Guard Museum, a roughly 50,000 square-foot museum on property adjacent to the train station in downtown.

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Premium Content Tourism, Coast Guard Museum near top of list for chamber in legislature

 February 9, 2013; Updated: 10:10 pm

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.

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Premium Content Momentum builds for waterfront site for Coast Guard museum

 September 14, 2012; Updated: 11:57 pm

An announcement could be made by the end of the year about the proposed location of a new Coast Guard Museum in New London.

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Opinion & Letters

Premium Content Don't forget past efforts to spur NL development

While New London Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio can take credit for landing the National Coast Guard Museum "fish" on his watch, he cannot take the credit for being the one who started the fishing...

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Premium Content Parking? A museum non-issue

The governor has pledged $20 million in state backing to provide necessary infrastructure improvements, while U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert J. Papp is "committed to this" and vows, "this...

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Premium Content Setting course for Coast Guard Museum

'There's no stopping us now" was the prevailing and uplifting mood at Friday's announcement about the details of the National Coast Guard Museum proposed for New London's waterfront.

After...

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Columns

Premium Content Eagle settles into a new downtown nest

It was appropriate that New London Main Street's Big Picture this week, an annual downtown gathering of city faces for a group photo, included in the background the unmistakable outline of the...

Premium Content The Coast Guard began here

Why build a Coast Guard museum in New London?
Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., the locally raised Coast Guard commandant, posed that question and then answered...

Premium Content A hotly contested little half acre of New London's waterfront

So, here we go again.

That was one reaction I had to news last week that plans are coalescing around the idea of building a new Coast Guard museum on the little half-acre of city-owned...

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Photo galleries

National Coast Guard Museum Memorandum of Agreement signing ceremony at Union Station in New London Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014.

Memorandum of Agreement Signing


February 19. 2014
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