The National Coast Guard Museum Association hopes to raise $1 million by Labor Day 2013 with support from a new group of special donors called the “Barque Eagle Society.”

Through minimum donations of $1,000, $5,000 or a 3-year commitment of $15,000, members of the Barque Eagle Society will receive a limited-edition painting of the United States Coast Guard Barque Eagle, created on canvas by Coast Guard artist Tony Falcone. The image will be created by Falcone while he is sailing with Eagle this summer, and each image will be signed by the artist and ready for immediate hanging.

For more information or to make a donation, anyone interested may contact the National Coast Guard Museum Association at (860-443-4200) or visit their website by CLICKING HERE.

“We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of support,” said John Johnson, Treasurer of the National Coast Guard Museum Association. “The donations to the Barque Eagle Society will allow us to engage architects, engineers, site planners and traffic consultants, so that we can meet our goal of a breaking ground on Thursday, May 15, 2014.”

The National Coast Guard Museum Association recently achieved its initial goal of raising $100,000 for the new National Coast Guard Museum, which is intended to be built in downtown New London, Connecticut.

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