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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how I feel knowing I stepped foot in Hawaii for the first time yesterday. 🌺🌴 guys, I’m shook right now. like what?! is this real life? not to get all sappy on you all, but wowowow. I am over the moon. traveling just cause I can has been something I never thought would be apart of my life. I never thought in a million years I’d be lucky enough to live the life I am, but here we are. and what a freakin blessing it is, for real.
I will not be present much on Instagram this week. I’m gonna be soakin up some sun (hopefully tanning), spending time with friends, and enjoying all that Hawaii has to offer & above all giving myself a break!
all DMs, emails, & inquiries will be answered as soon as I can get to them.
thank you all, as always, for your endless support. love you all SO dang freakin much 💛
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Chris has been in dermatology for 11 years now. Come see Chris for all your dermatology and cosmetic needs.
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heyyyy everybody!!! your friendly neighborhood photographer here 🤘🏼😍 did anyone else go to Starbucks today and get the free reusable cup? just me???
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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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the sweetest golden light for all you amazing people on this fine Saturday evening☀️👐🏼
today I had a session in Mass & tomorrow I have two & I’m so dang excited y’all!!
just a friendly reminder if you wanna book me for a summer / spring session, the time is NOW. I’ve officially closed off May for bookings (weekends AND weekdays ahh!!) and June isn’t far behind. things are filling up so quick and I am SO thankful but sad I won’t be able to fit everyone in.
click the link in my bio, fill out the contact form, and let’s do this! I can’t wait to work with all my creative couples this year!!! happy Saturday!!💛🤘🏼
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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.