Fort Trumball, CT – UNIVAC and Nazi Ship

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I really dig the anonymous lab scientist standing proudly next to the Univac 1108. ¬†Next to this sign was a life-sized blow up of him. ¬†“Look kids, a scientist!”

Fort Trumball, now a CT State Park, was home to Naval sonar research during the Cold War and until the lab was relocated to Rhode Island in the 90’s.

Docked while we were there, was the tall ship USCGS Eagle, now used for training and goodwill trips around the world. The 7th in the line bearing the name, this cutter was laid down in 1936 Nazi Germany and originally christened the Segelschulschiff Horst Wessel.

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