Fort Trumbull is a late 1700’s fort in Connecticut, built at the mouth of the western, i.e. New London side, of the Thames River and across from the eastern, Groton side. Re-vamped and cleaned up in 2000, the area has a somewhat jaded reputation as the entire neighborhood around the site was, with great acrimony, demolished at the same time to make way for a large scale development of the area, which, as of 2015, has not yet even started. As Wikipedia dryly notes, the area now “is considered by many to be a stark example of government overreach and inefficiency.”
These pictures were taken during one recent spectacular dawn on the day of an excursion into New York City. Those NYC photos will be coming out soon. (I hope!)
Before viewing the photographs, I would also like to invite you to visit the poetry blog, the Book of Pain. As always, special thanks to my dearest spouse Lyn, who does most of the hard part: the photos selection. Thank you for dropping by the Book of Bokeh.
In the photo below, the large building across the river in the middle of the picture is the General Dynamics Electric Boat dockyard, where all the US submarines have been built and where they are now, currently, repaired.
Below is a photo of the far older Fort Griswold, built atop a large hill in Groton. During the Revolutionary War it was seized and the area ravaged by a British force lead by the arch traitor to the American cause, Benedict Arnold. Fort Griswold is the point from which I took the panorama of New London that I recently posted in Panoramas.
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