US Coast Guard Research and Development 1 Chelsea St, New London, CT06320 Opening its campus in New London in 2009, the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center studies ways to improve…More the technologies that help the Coast Guard in its mission of security and saving lives. The center is working on approximately 80 projects at any given time. In addition, the center is home to the Coast Guard's Marine Safety Laboratory, which conducts forensic oil analysis to assist in the enforcement of pollution laws, and the International Ice Patrol, which monitors Atlantic icebergs to promote safe navigation.
US Coast Guard Station 100 Bowditch Street, New London, CT06320 Located adjacent to historic Fort Trumbull, New London's U.S. Coast Guard Station provides security for the coast,…More ports, and waterways of the region. In addition, the Coast Guard units conduct search and rescue missions for boaters and others in need. A total of seven boats are stationed here: four 25-foot small response boats, two 41-foot utility boats, and one 45-foot medium response boat. A handful of other vessels, including the tall ship Eagle, use the station's docks but operate as separate units.