Fort Griswold, 1781

Fort Griswold Attacked – Today in History: September 6

September 6, 2017

On September 6, 1781, British forces overtook Fort Griswold and, in an infamous move that would be recalled throughout the... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Benedict Arnold, Groton, New London, Revolutionary War, War and Defense

USS Nautilus

USS Nautilus Passes Under North Pole – Today in History: August 3

August 3, 2017

On August 3, 1958, the USS Nautilus (SSN-571) made history by becoming the first ship to pass underneath the North... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Groton, Invention and Technology, War and Defense

Mystic River Bridge

Mystic River Bridge Opens – Today in History: July 19

July 19, 2017

On July 19, 1922, the Mystic River Bridge spanning the Mystic River in Groton opened to the public. The bridge... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Groton, Transportation

USS George Washington (SSBN 589)

USS George Washington Launched – Today in History: June 9

June 9, 2017

On June 9, 1959, the first nuclear-powered, ballistic-missile submarine, the USS George Washington (SSBN 598), was launched at Groton. The... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Groton, War and Defense

Navy Steamship Galena, 1861

Ironclad Commissioned – Today in History: April 21

April 21, 2017

On April 21, 1862, the USS Galena was commissioned. New Haven businessman Cornelius Bushnell submitted the design for the Galena... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Civil War, Groton, War and Defense

Fred. J. Hoertz, Your work means victory: Build another one

Freighter Worcester Launched – Today in History: April 5

April 5, 2017

On April 5, 1919, the steel-hulled freighter Worcester was launched in Groton. The freighter was built at the Groton Iron... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Emergence of Modern America, Groton, World War I

Postcard of New London Bridge on Thames River, New London, Conn.

I-95 Reaches New London

March 26, 2017

The arrival of I-95 to New London brought tremendous change to the city's infrastructure, as well as to its businesses and neighborhoods. …[more]

Categories: Groton, Historic Preservation, New London, Transportation, Watertown

Effect of Confederate shot on the USS Galena, 1862

Mystic-built USS Galena Part of Plan to Strengthen Union Navy

February 14, 2017

This 950-ton, steam-propelled gunboat took fire from critics and Confederates during the Civil War. …[more]

Categories: Civil War, Civil War and Reconstruction, Gideon Welles, Groton, War and Defense

Mamie Eisenhower launches the USS Nautilus

The Launch of the USS Nautilus – Today in History: January 21

January 21, 2017

On January 21, 1954, First Lady Mamie Eisenhower launched the world’s first nuclear submarine at the Electric Boat Division of General... Read more » …[more]

Categories: Groton, Invention and Technology, Postwar United States, War and Defense

State Street and Old Ferry Landing, New London

New London’s Ferries: A Transportation Tradition

December 16, 2016

For more than three centuries, ferry service has provided vital transportation to residents and businesses around New London. …[more]

Categories: Groton, New London, Transportation

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