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Construction Begins on First U.S. Coast Guard Museum

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NEW LONDON, Connecticut (AP) — Construction is about to begin on the much-anticipated National Museum honoring the US Coast Guard.

A special keel laying ceremony (usually used to celebrate the construction of the cutter) was held Friday at the museum's riverfront site in New London, Connecticut, about 40 miles south of Providence, Rhode Island. term) was held.

That's after he included his $50 million in the 2022 federal budget for the project, Connecticut Democrat Rep. Joe Courtney said of the 80,000 square foot structure. It said it was doing "turbocharged construction".

The Coast Guard and Space Force are the only two US military branches of hers that do not have museums of their own. A facility to honor the Coast Guard was first proposed in 2001, but funding and other issues delayed the project for years. Coast Guard Academy is located in New London.

The new museum, which will include immersive and interactive exhibits, is scheduled to open in 2024.

"This museum preserves and honors the heritage, traditions, and history of the coastal United States. The services of the Guards - and Defenders of the Nation and Enforcers of the Sea," said Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. said the member of parliament.