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The article, "Daddy Jack's restaurant to open in New London," (May 22), gave me good vibes after reading it. When talking to my three sons about my visions for our home city of New London, I would often say that if I had the money to start and operate successful businesses I would:
First, open a seafood restaurant downtown to compliment the Coast Guard Museum. I count it as all joy that Jack Chaplin will fulfill this vision.
Second, open a Quassy-type amusement park in the Fort Trumbull area where people riding Amtrak would want to visit New London. Amusement park rides and activities could show our whaling history (like the spouting whale tail fountain).
And, third, utilize the St. Mary School building for an interactive Whaling History Museum and IMAX Center.
All of my visionary business ventures would have internships, employment opportunities for our youth, and emphasize "Whaler Pride" in our hometown.
So even though I don't have the money/business capital, I can still have visions. The future opening of Daddy Jack's and the Coast Guard museum can bring visions to reality to make New London a thriving port of call.