Historical Groton CT

Groton CT is a town comprised of many different areas of town like Groton Town, Groton Cityand villages such as Mystic CT, Noank CTand a beach community known as Groton Long Point that share different backgrounds and cultures. The first settlers, the Nehantics, settled here in the 1600’s between the Pawcatuck River and Thames River.

Rough times came to the Connecticut town of Groton when the French and Indian War ended and the Sugar Act of 1764 and the Stamp Act of 1765 were passed. Parliament closed down the port of Boston, crippling Groton’s commerce.

On September 6, 1781, the Revolutionary War Battle of Groton Heights was fought between a small militia detachment led by William Ledyard and numerous British forces led by Benedict Arnold. No one at Fort Griswold had expected an attack, especially after six years of false alarms. At sunrise, a force of 1,700 British regulars landed on both sides of the mouth of the Thames River. After the War of 1812, whaling became a very important part of Groton’s economy, but most of the expeditions were still for seal skins. – Wikipedia

In the 20th century, the shipbuilding industry moved from the Mystic River to the Thames River. Electric Boat is the town’s largest employer. However, until 1931, submarines designed by Electric Boat were subcontracted to other shipyards, primarily Fore River Shipbuilding in Quincy, Massachusetts. Electric Boat commenced industrial operations in Groton with the establishment of the New London Ship and Engine Company (NELSECO) as a subsidiary in 1911.

In 1954, Electric Boat launched the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine. Presently, the Nautilus is decommissioned and open for visitors, permanently berthed at the U.S. Navy Submarine Force Library and Museum. Groton is sometimes referred to as the “Submarine Capital of the World,” due to the long-standing history of submarines in the town, and the fact that Groton has one of the largest submarine bases in the world. The National World War II Submarine Memorial East is located in Groton, including parts of USS Flasher.

Be sure to check out these historical landmarks and be sure to take a selfie! Send it to us on instagram or facebook!

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Rainbows make everyone happy, don’t they?! The #monthlycolorcollab for this month is rainbows and this is a simple cake, but it makes me so happy.

ww_bakes has organized this amazing collab with a different color/theme for each month and I’m so excited to see everyone’s creations. In this crazy world we live in right now, these rainbow cakes will hopefully brighten everyone’s day.

Please do to the hashtag above to see all of the beautiful cakes. 🌈
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Cassi and Gary's wedding this past weekend was one for the books! They held it at the farm of Cassi's grandmother, where she spent much of her childhood! Everything came together perfectly, the rain held off AND the cow stood still for about 2 seconds for this photo 😍

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One of my favorite spots on the Connecticut shoreline is Noank. A tiny village of less than 2,000 residents within the town of Groton, CT, it sits on a small, steep peninsula at the mouth of the Mystic River. The community grew out of a tradition of fishing, lobstering, and boat building that is ongoing today. We had dinner tonight costellosclamshack in Noank. It is a hugely popular dining destination as is its sister restaurant abbottslobster. Bring your mask and a cooler of your favorite beverages and prepare to feast! 🦞 #noankct ...

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Oh you know just enjoying a Pineapple 🍍 Mimosa Sour IPA from outerlightbrewing 🍻 BRUNCHES OF FUN. This tasty 12oz can is filled with a sour #ipa made with pineapple juice as well as Chardonnay grape juice. Just tart enough and sweet enough to be enjoyed on a warm day. 7.5%ABV. Also, the name of this beer is 💯. ...

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While we’re all going to be sharpening our cooking skills at home 🔪 we thought it would be a good idea for Ivy to post some cooking videos starting next week! We want to know what you would like to learn. Maybe how to cook and use a roasted chicken different ways?? Or one of our menu items? Let us know below or head to our story to answer our question! ...

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🥂What’s your drink of choice??

For me, I’d take a sweet glass of ice cold white wine. Ideally, I’d be in Hungary with a glass of tokaji. It’s a thick and sweet dessert wine, but I could drink it all day!😂

Finally back in the #monthlycolorcollab game, and I know it’s a bit of a stretch, but let me explain!

This months theme is #grayscale and this cake was supposed to be a lot more gray than it really turned out. Since I only use black cocoa in my black buttercream, when you add white to it to blend, it lightens it to a brown. Because really, chocolate is brown. Looking back, I wish I’d put at least a few drops of black to offset that underlying brown color. Because even though it’s called “black cocoa” it’s not truly black, after all.

Thanks to our girl ww_bakes for keeping this collab going for a whole year!! I’ve only done a few months but it’s so much fun seeing everyone’s take on the theme. And so inspiring!!

Also! Thanks so much to the girls at the new grandwineandspirits in Groton for helping me pick these two bottles out to fit with the color scheme. They’re perfect!!
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TGIF! Sporting the largest collection of Irish whiskeys in Connecticut, our bartenders can craft a cocktail for anyone, even those who "don't like whiskey". Cheers to the weekend!

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I know your resolution was to eat less sweets, but drinking them doesn't count! Cookies n Cream-tini 🍸

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VACATION DESTINATION

Groton CT is a town located in southeastern Connecticut that is active and vibrant. Groton offers plenty to keep you busy including hiking trails, beaches, shopping, delicious restaurants, nightlife, historical attractions, and history, it has become a vacation and wedding destination offering beautiful scenic ocean views. Whether you are considering visiting for the day or the week consider Groton CT for your next getaway or vacation.