Naval and Maritime Museums: Connecticut
HMS "Rose" Foundation
Captain's Cove Seaport,
1 Bostwick Avenue,
Bridgeport, CT 06605.
Telephone: +1 203 335 1433.
Connecticut River Museum,
P.O. Box 261,
67 Main Street,
Essex, CT 06426.
Telephone: +1 203 767 8269
Nautilus Memorial Submarine Force Library and Museum
Naval Submarine Base New London,
P.O. Box 571,
Groton, CT 06349-5000.
Telephone: +1 800 343 0079 or +1 203 449 4276.
- USS Nautilus (1955), submarine SSN 571.
The world's first nuclear propelled vessel.
- Japanese Type A (Gato) midget submarine (1938).
Mystic Seaport Museum
P.O. Box 6000,
50 Greenmanville Ave.,
Mystic, CT 06355-0990.
Telephone: +1 860 572 0711
Opening hours: April—October, 09:00-17:00; November—March,
09:00-16:00; Closed December 25.
Telefax: +1 860 572 5394
The G.W. Blunt White Library is open weekdays 10:00-17:00.
The Mystic Seaport is a non-profit organisation founded in 1929, which today is
a 17 acre reconstruction of a 19th century whaling town, functioning as an in
part open air museum, including a ropewalk, sailmaker's loft, smithy,
boatbuilder's shop, etc. The Charles W. Morgan is the last whaling ship
- Charles W.
Morgan (1841), a three-masted whaling barque.
- Emma C. Berry (1866), a wooden sloop rigged well smack.
- Joseph Conrad
(1882), ex Georg Stage, a three-masted steel sail-training ship.
- Sabino (1908), wooden coal-fired steam launch.
- L.A. Dunton (1921), a wooden three-masted Gloucester Grand Banks fishing-schooner.
- Brilliant (1932), a two-masted schooner yacht.
- More than four hundred other small vessels.
- G.W. Blunt White Library of 65.000 volumes of books and periodicals.
- More than one million photographique images
illustrating maritime and yachting history of which the Rosenfeld collection makes up 800.000.
- Circa 100.000 sheets of ships and boat plans.
- The Munson Institute offers graduate level courses during the summer.
- The William College is offering undergraduate courses during the whole
US Coast Guard Museum
US Coast Guard Academy,
New London, CT 06320-4195.
Telephone: +1 203 444 8511.
- USCG Eagle (1936), ex Horst Vessel, a three-masted
Maritime Center at Norwalk
10 North Water Street,
South Norwalk, CT 06854.
Telephone: +1 203 852 0700 ext. 206.
Museum ship: Hope (1948), a wooden oyster sloop.
The nautical history and ecology of the Long Island Sound. Includes an aquarium
and an IMAX theater.
Updated 1996-12-05 by Lars Bruzelius.
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