The U.S. National Coast Guard Museum Association has unveiled its proposed architectural design for the Museum which will be built on the downtown waterfront in New London, Connecticut.
Construction is expected to start in the summer of 2018, with scheduled opening in 2021.
The National Coast Guard Museum Association has also presented the 2016 Alexander Hamilton Award to Coast Guard veteran and founder of J.D. Power and Associates, J. David Power III.
At a special ceremony in New London on Monday, Power was presented with the award named in honor of Hamilton, who established the Revenue Cutter Service, a predecessor of the U.S. Coast Guard, in 1790.
Power, who is Honorary Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Coast Guard Museum, was recognized for his efforts and success in establishing the National Coast Guard Museum.
He has spent almost 50 years as a pioneer in studying consumer opinions, with 40 years as founder of what has become one of the most prestigious marketing information companies in the world, J.D. Power and Associates. Power served as an officer aboard the Coast Guard icebreaker Eastwind during the mid-1950s.