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Planners for Coast Guard museum raise $100,000

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A group raising money to build a museum celebrating the Coast Guard and honoring its history said it has raised $100,000.

The National Coast Guard Museum Association said Monday it hopes to raise $1 million by Labor Day with support from a group of donors called the "Barque Eagle Society," named for the Coast Guard's sail training ship that is based at the Coast Guard Academy in New London.

Planners say they'll build the museum in downtown New London.

Plans call for a four-story, 54,300-square-foot building with four floors of interactive exhibits, event space, and lecture rooms. The Eagle is set to be docked at a nearby pier as an attraction.

The museum's cost is expected to be $80 million to $100 million, with $20 million from the state.

Backers say they hope to break ground in May 2014.

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