Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy reiterated his support for the National Coast Guard Museum in downtown New London during his appearance Wednesday before the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce. The Governor stated that he is confident the issues being discussed in regard to building the Museum on the waterfront can be worked out, and once they are, the State is “ready to go” with its up to $20 million commitment for a pedestrian bridge linking the Museum to Union Station and the Water Street Parking Garage. We thank the Governor for his continued support!
One of the many prestigious designations that can be bestowed upon an individual in the maritime world is that of “Plankowner.” In nautical terms, a Plankowner is any individual who served as a member of the original crew comprised to build and commission a new vessel. The origin of the phrase denotes that this individual was around when the ship was being constructed, and up to the date of that unit being fully commissioned and placed into service. As a member of the original crew, an individual earns the title, “Plankowner.”