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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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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Somehow, we are already halfway through 2019 (when did that happen??) & only 2 months away from this gorgeous couples wedding at chamardvineyards ❤️ ...

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Lets see how many likes we can get! Stop scrolling and like this post if you are a tattooed pet owner! We’re thinking it’s likely everyone single one of our followers! .
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After the ceremony, everyone was gathered around hugging the bride and groom. Cassi's daughters came over for a hug and immediately broke down into tears. They were so overwhelmed with happiness! ❤️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We love [sea]food🦞





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Just booked a trip to Morocco with rowanberry_lavender and I am SO EXCITED! 🤩To commemorate, here is a throwback to our last international trip together to #montegobayJamaica for this gorgeous #destinationwedding! Has anyone traveled to Morocco and have any good suggestions for things to do in our spare time? 🥳⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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“Lazy Sunday, wake up in the late afternoon, call Parnell just to see how he’s doin” 🤙 #snlquotes #lazysunday #sundayvibes .
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I was almost starting to doubt I would see the golden sun again with all this rain lately but man oh man! It was showing off yesterday for Laryssa + Dan’s engagement session in #brooklynny 😍 ...

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Please read all about how to vote for Whitecrest Eatery for Restaurant Newcomer of the Year award!
They’ve already won our hearts so let’s show this team some love and vote ❤️😁 Repost from craziesawards :
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Meet a #CraziesNominee, Abbey Hemmann and Johan Jensen of whitecresteatery
Whitecrest Eatery has made their way to the CT food scene serving unpretentious bistro fare, made from scratch. This husband and wife team is passionate about local ingredients, warm hospitality, and creating a welcoming atmosphere for all to enjoy. Food is ❤️ Vote now for Restaurant Newcomer of the Year! -
To vote please see craziesawards profile and click the link in their bio.
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Throwback to a nice warm winter sunset along the shore

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It’s official when you have that certificate in hand! USS Georgia Gold Crew here I come! 🥳👌🏾❤️💁🏾‍♀️ #navalsubmarinebase #navalsubmarinebasenewlondon #navalsubmarineschool #ussgeorgia #ussgeorgiagold #bessgraduation #basicenlistedsubmarineschool #grotonct ...

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This is your weekend reminder that you have FULL permission to eat what you WANT to eat 🙌🏻 Today, that meant this incredible hot lobster roll during an impromptu day trip with my hubs 🤩
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I always encourage clients to tune into their own body and we discuss how to discern different stages of hunger and fullness 💭 We also learn how to interpret how different foods make you FEEL so you can eat in a way that makes you FEEL well 💕 For me, I love lobster rolls but I felt that I wanted some veggies with my lunch 🍴 so I swapped out the chips for a side salad. I don’t ALWAYS eat in a particular way - there are plenty of times I’ve had the chips or fries on the side‼️ and that’s okay 👌🏻 but I ALWAYS give myself permission to eat what I want to eat 🤷🏻‍♀️and today, I WANTED some veg 🥗 and that’s because FOOD FREEDOM is all about the freedom to CHOOSE what you want to eat because all foods fit 👍🏻
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Happy Sunday ☀️ Tell me below how you like your lobster rolls⬇️ (I’m also taking a poll in my stories) hot CT style with butter or cold NE style with mayo? I’m a CT girl 🙋🏻‍♀️and I loveee my hot CT style lobster rolls with butter 😍
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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.