Fort Trumbull Coast Guard Base, New London, Conn.

Title

Fort Trumbull Coast Guard Base, New London, Conn.

Description

In 1910, U.S. Coast Guard Academy Cadets sailed the Itasca (a tall ship similar to the ones seen in this postcard) to Fort Trumbull, claiming it for the Academy. When the school moved in 1932, Fort Trumbull became the official U.S. Coast Guard Station. Today, the base remains in the same location—a reminder of New London’s key role in the national security and maritime safety of our nation.

Creator

J. Solomon

Date

n.d.

Contributor

Jennifer Wilson

Format

Technicolor Postcard

Original Format

Postcard

Files

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Collection

Citation

J. Solomon , “Fort Trumbull Coast Guard Base, New London, Conn.,” Linda Lear Center Digital Collections and Exhibitions, accessed November 26, 2022, https://lc-digital.conncoll.edu/items/show/1561.