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RV Trip Favorite Photos #328-331

Jim says:

While Mary and I are taking care of business here at her home…there is little “new stuff” to Blog about daily. So I’ve decided to share with you some of my favorite photos from our recent 298 day, 16,000+ mile RV trip around the United States.

Since scenery and people snapshot-type photos require little special photography skills…and being limited by the abilities of my digital camera…I none the less took some photos that I really liked. They are presented in no special order of favoritism. If you desire to see more associated photos and information about this area, you will need to find this date in the archive files of this Blog.

Today’s photos were taken at the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut on August 11, 2010……

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In other news…
66 degrees, mostly sunny. More cleaning of the motorhome.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
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Coast Guard Academy And A New Teenager

Jim says:

Yesterday Mary and I wandered around the United States Coast Guard Academy situated on a beautiful 103 acres on the Thames River directly north of the City of New London, Connecticut.

The Coast Guard originated back in 1790. The academy was founded in 1876. Simply showing a government issued photo identification (drivers license) gets you admitted to the campus. All buildings are open tp visitors with the exception of Chase Hall where the cadet are housed.

Our first stop was the museum. Then we just drove around the grounds.

Here are five photos…

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To see the other 44 photos I took, click this link…
http://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver/CoastGuardAcademy081110#

Here’s the official Coast Guard Academy website link…
http://www.cga.edu/

Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about the Coast Guard Academy…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Coast_Guard_Academy

Here’s are two links about the history of the Coast Guard…
http://www.uscg.mil/history/
http://www.uscg.mil/history/h_index.asp

In other news, my grandson Eric became a genuine teenager yesterday. 13 years old and aspires to be the next catcher for the New York Mets Baseball Team.

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We also took my son’s family for a nice meal at the Harbour Seal Restaurant in Westbrook, Connecticut. Despite the heat and humidity, it was a most enjoyable day.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
My three books may be purchased at http://www.lulu.com
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Nuclear Submarine Nautilus and the Submarine Force Museum, Groton, Connecticut

Jim says:

Yesterday, on a delightful sunny day of 79 degrees, moderate humidity and a wonderful breeze, Mary and I visited the Nuclear Submarine Nautilus and the Submarine Force Museum located on the Thames River at Groton, Connecticut.

A bit of my history. I spent my first year in the U.S. Navy stationed at the Submarine Base… 51 years ago! From about 1963-1966, I worked at General Dynamics – Electric Boat Division in Groton as a Radiographer…x-raying a number of submarines and their parts during their construction. I also worked on the Millstone #1 & #2 Nuclear Power Stations in nearby Waterford, Connecticut. I accumulated about 10 years of living in the New London-Groton area.

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I took this photo off of the Nautilus Website.

Here are a number of photos I took yesterday…

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The Nautilus at its permanent location as seen from the parking lot.
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Diameters of submarines. The small one represents the USS Holland from 1900 and the large one an Ohio Class submarine of today.
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The retired sail from the first Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile Submarine George Washington. I worked on this boat in the mid-1960’s.
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Mary drives the boat in a simulated control room.
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Mary looks through a periscope.
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I took this photo through the periscope. I’m ready to fire a torpedo into the rear of my Bronco!
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A model of the first submarine…David Bushnell’s Turtle.
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A painting of the Nautilus departing the from Groton-New London into the Atlantic Ocean.
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Admiral Hyman G. Rickover is known as the Father of the Nuclear Navy.
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Mary on the deck of the Nautilus. The submarines depart under the bridge into the Atlantic Ocean.
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Mary steps through a water-tight compartment hatchway.
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The Groton Submarine Base as seen from the Nautilus.

Here’s the official Nautilus website link…
http://www.ussnautilus.org/

Here’s a Wikipedia informational link about Admiral Hyman G. Rickover…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyman_G._Rickover

Here’s a Wikipedia Informational link about Groton and General Dynamics Electric Boat…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Groton,_Connecticut

To see the other 49 photos I took, click this link…
http://picasaweb.google.com/jimjrver/SubmarineMuseum080710#

Finally here’s a photo of a coffee-table book about the first 100 years of the United States Naval Submarine Service. The lady behind the counter told me it’s now out of print and knows of no more plans for further publication. I got it for only $25!

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This book is 352 11×14 pages and weighs 6.5 pounds!

You can buy this book for only $61 on Amazon…
http://www.amazon.com/United-States-Submarines-David-Hinkle/dp/0883631032/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1281262962&sr=1-1

It was a most enjoyable day for me reliving my past of 40+ years ago with Mary.

All original material Copyright – Jim Jaillet 2010
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http://www.panamaorbust.com

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