united states coast guard academy

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united states coast guard academy

institution of higher learning for the training of commissioned officers for the U.S. Coast Guard, founded by act of Congress in 1876. The academy since 1932 has occupied a 90-acre (36-hectare) site 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of New London, Conn., overlooking the Thames River

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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