Groundbreaking Ceremony

The National Coast Guard Museum took two more steps to becoming a reality in downtown New London, Connecticut on Friday, May 2, 2014. First, Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio transferred the city’s property adjacent to the train station and ferry terminals to the United States Coast Guard for the museum project. Then, in a separate event, Governor Dannel P. Malloy along with Admiral Robert J. Papp, Commandant of the U. S. Coast Guard, Mayor Finizio, and James J. Coleman Jr., Chairman of the National Coast Guard Museum Association, Inc. ceremonially broke ground on the site, officially paving the way for the design and engineering to start the next phase on the project.