Thursday, March 13, 2014


Groton, CT

Travelers along I-95 in Connecticut  are greeted with this sign shortly after crossing the Gold Star Bridge over the Thames River from New London welcoming them to Groton.  Not only is the city of Groton home to an important US Naval submarine base, but the city also is the home to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynamics, builders of nuclear submarines for our navy.  The Nautilus is only one of many nuclear subs that have been built here.   It currently is moored near the sub base and is open as a museum to the public.  It is not uncommon to see submarines from the base leaving for their tours of duty and returning after spending many months at sea.  

1 comment:

  1. What a great sign this is. Groton is obviously proud of their contribution to the submarine fleet.