Friday, September 27, 2019

Flags Galore

New London, CT  2019

The City of New London lines the piers in the summer months with American Flags.  It makes for a pretty impressive display.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Bridge-USS Sioux City

New London, CT  2019

Here's a closer view of the bridge of the USS Sioux City (LCS-11).  You can see the ship's name on the sign in the middle of the picture.  

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

USS Sioux City

New London, CT  2019

The USS Sioux City (LCS-11) is a Freedom Class, littoral combat combat ship and is one of the newest ships to serve in the Navy, having been commissioned in November 2018.  It is assigned to the Fifth Fleet in the Persian Gulf, when not visiting New London.  I never heard of the term "littoral" before but it is essentially the area of a river, sea or lake that is close to shore.  The ship was designed to provide combat support "in the littorals", or close to shore.  

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

TF-51D Mustang

Groton, CT  2019

The P-51 Mustang was one of the most successful fighter planes of WWII.  After the war, its role became less important with the replacement of piston powered aircraft with jet powered fighters.  This particular version was used to train pilots until jet powered trainers became available.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Curtis-Wright TP-40N Warhawk

Groton, CT  2019

Recently there was a display of vintage WW II aircraft at the Groton-New London Airport.  There are not too many of these planes still flying, so it was great to see them up close.

Sunday, September 15, 2019


Lakeside Park, Fond du Lac, WI  2019

The lighthouse was built in 1933 during the great depression at no cost to the city of Fond du Lac.  It sits at the southern end of Lake Winnebago, marking the entrance to the harbor and yacht club.  The lighthouse was saved from demolition in 1967, after having fallen into disrepair and was restored in 1993.  

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Locomotive 2714

Lakeside Park, Fond du Lac, WI  2019

This locomotive was built in 1911 by the American Locomotive Company in Schenectady, NY and was one of 4 purchased by the Wisconsin Central Railroad.  By the time she was retired in 1955, the 2714 logged over 2 million miles.  My wife's great grandfather worked on this steam locomotive, so there is some family history here.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Pawcatuck River

Westerly, RI

The Pawcatuck River separates the towns of Westerly, RI and  Pawcatuck, CT.  Westerly in on the right.  Parts of the river serves as the natural boundary between Connecticut and Rhode Island.