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Coast Guard museum slated for Connecticut city

The city of New London, Conn., received design plans for a proposed National Coast Guard Museum Wednesday and the mayor said he is impressed.

Jimmy Coleman, chairman and president of the National Coast Guard Museum Association, was in town Wednesday to meet with Mayor Daryl Justin Finizio. Plans for the museum have been approved by the association and Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., commandant of the Coast Guard, Finizio said.

U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District, also met with Coleman while he was in the area. Courtney said he saw drawings for a roughly 50,000-square-foot museum on property adjacent to the train station in downtown. But, he said, the plans are still subject to input from the city and are not final.

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