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CROSS SOUND FERRY PLEDGES SUPPORT TO
NATIONAL COAST GUARD MUSEUM ASSOCIATION, INC.

New London Neighbor Helps Museum Become Reality

NEW LONDON, Connecticut, (July 17, 2015) – The National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc. welcomes Cross Sound Ferry of New London, Connecticut as the newest  corporate sponsor of the National Coast Guard Museum to be built in New London, Connecticut. The company has pledged to donate $100,000 to support the building of this first and only national museum honoring the achievements of U.S. Coast Guard men and women.

“We are proud to be a part of this historic transformation of New London’s waterfront through our association with the National Coast Guard Museum,” said Adam Wronowski, Owner of Cross Sound Ferry. “A component of the overall NCGM project will be the construction of a new ferry terminal, which will share access with the museum. My family and I are ready to do our part in making this project come to fruition to the benefit of the entire region and State.”

“We are happy that the Museum’s closest neighbor is so supportive of the project,” said Richard J. Grahn, President and CEO of the National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc.  “The support from Cross Sound Ferry brings us closer to preserving the history of the brave men and women of the United States Coast Guard.”

Board changes for National
Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc.

Richard Grahn New President of Fundraising Association
Benefitting the First National Coast Guard Museum Project

NEW LONDON, Conn., (March 31, 2015) – At a meeting of the Board of Directors of the National Coast Guard Museum Association Inc. on March 11, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana the board unanimously voted on changes to the Board structure.  Effective immediately, Richard J. Grahn will serve as President and CEO, Cathy Cook will serve as Secretary and Susan Curtin has been added as a member at large.  The remainder of the officers will stay the same, as James J. Coleman, Jr. continues to serve as Chairman and John S. Johnson as Treasurer.

“I am passionate about building the first National Coast Guard Museum and am honored to have been trusted with this important leadership role,” stated Richard Grahn as he accepted the appointment of President of the National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc.  Grahn is a litigation attorney in Boston, Massachusetts.

Susan Curtin was added to the Board of Directors as a member at large.  Ms. Curtin is currently the managing director of the Kenrose Kitchen Table Foundation, which is the J.D. Power family foundation, headquartered in Westlake Village, California.  She has served as a third-class petty officer in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.

Eastern Shipbuilding pledges support to
National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc.

Corporate Donation Brings Museum Closer to Fundraising Goal

NEW LONDON, Conn., (February 11, 2015) – The National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc. is excited to announce that Eastern Shipbuilding, a diversified ship builder headquartered in Panama City, Florida, has become a corporate sponsor of the National Coast Guard Museum to be built in New London, Connecticut, donating $250,000 to support the building of this first and only national museum honoring the achievements of U.S. Coast Guard men and women.

“Eastern Shipbuilding is pleased to be able to support the construction of this unique Coast Guard Museum.  It is important to recognize the remarkable achievements of the men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard and to demonstrate the Coast Guard’s expansive role and mission.  The National Coast Guard Museum will provide a lasting tribute to over 200 years of Coast Guard history, as well as provide an exciting outlook into the Coast Guard’s future,”   stated Brian R. D’Isernia, Founder, Owner & President of Eastern Shipbuilding.

“Thanks to the generosity of Eastern Shipbuilding, Inc., and others throughout the nation, the Coast Guard men and women will be honored and have a permanent place in history,” said John S. Johnson, Treasurer of the National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc.

The National Coast Guard Museum Association is currently engaged in a nationwide fundraising campaign.  To learn more about the project or pledge your support visit www.coastguardmuseum.org.

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About the Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc.

Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. has two shipbuilding facilities in Panama City, Florida and has been in business since 1976; constructing new, and converting and repairing vessels in steel and aluminum of all types including: offshore tugs, harbor tugs, barges, ATB’s, diesel electric supply vessels, research vessels, firefighting vessels, barges, ferries, passenger vessels, fishing vessels and towboats for both the commercial and government marine markets. Eastern Shipbuilding Group continues to remain a diversified shipbuilder with on-budget and on-time deliveries. Visit our website at www.easternshipbuilding.com.