Friday, January 8, 2010

New London, Connecticut

The Submarine Escape Training Tank at the Submarine Base, New London, Conn., is the only such diving tower in the United States.  Commissioned in 1930, this 134-foot steel structure is used by the Navy for training and experimental purposes.

New London Light, on the west bank near the mouth of the Thames River, New London, Conn., is the fifth oldest lighthouse in America.  Built in 1801, the present 89-foot light is a familiar local landmark.

Fort Trumbull - New London, Connecticut
The fort was named in 1776 after the only Revolutionary Governor sympathetic to the Colonials, Jonathan Trumbull, of Lebanon.  It was rebuilt during the War of 1812, then purposely demolished in 1839, when a third fort was built of granite.  It is now the site of the U.S. Underwater Sound Laboratories.

Ocean Beach Park, New London, Conn.
Aerial view showing New England's finest public beach visited yearly by more than 1,000,000 people.

The Nathan Hale Schoolhouse
New London, Conn.
This is the one-room structure in which Nathan Hale taught.  A patriot spy who was executed by the British in 1776, Hale commented, "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."

Dealey Center
Naval Submarine Base
New London, Connecticut
"Dealey Center," named for a World War II Submarine here, is prominent amoung the buildings on the Base.  It houses the post office, bowling alleys, barber shops, photo shop, a beauty shop, cafeteria, theater, news-stand, and an excellent library.  The Enlisted Men's Recreation Lounge is also located in Dealey Center.

1 comment:

  1. Submarine Escape Training Tank

    Thames River, New London - Anglophile much?