I am always looking for creative and unusual ways that people use Signal Flags. Recently it came to my attention that New London, CT has a beautiful display of signal flags posted on the police headquarters welcoming people to New London. The New London Rotary Club did this has a project and you can see the results below. With permission photos below were taken by Rick Gipstein. He is a member of the New London Rotary Club and they did this as a project. He is an architect and a signal flag fan.
New London also has a big naval base. The Naval Submarine Base New London is located in the southeastern corner of Connecticut in the County of New London. The base is settled amongst historic villages and busy urban centers in the city of Groton. Naval Submarine Base New London is the Navy’s first submarine base and “Home of the Submarine Force.” Every officer and nearly every enlisted Sailor in the submarine force will be assigned here at least one time during a military career, carrying on a tradition that’s more than a 100 years old. If you wish to read more click on the link to read about the history of it.
Lastly here is a view of New London, Connecticut from across the Thames River at Ft. Griswold Battlefield State Park in Groton.
Photo taken by Ralph Thayer on July 22, 2004 at 11:04 A.M. from Wikipedia Commons–
New London is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States. It is located at the mouth of the Thames River
What a great place it would be to visit and hope you enjoyed this post.