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    Tuesday, November 29, 2022

    Maritime museum adds ship models to collection

    Tamara Singer and her son Brodie, 12, unpack a scale model of a U.S. Coast Guard 41-foot utility boat Friday, May 28, 2021, as they deliver five scale ship models, four depicting U.S. Coast Guard vessels and one a U.S. Navy salvage tug, to the Custom House Maritime Museum in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    New London — When Edward Singer passed away in February, his daughter Tamara went to work finding homes for the 25 scale ship models her father had crafted over the last two-plus decades since he settled into retirement in Florida.

    On Friday, Singer and her son Brodie arrived with John Haskell to deliver five of her father's models to the Custom House Maritime Museum in New London.

    The five models, depicting the ice breaker USCGC Eastwind, the cutter Spenser, a 44-foot motor life boat and 41-foot utility boat, and the Navy tug Kiowa, will be stored in the ship model gallery on the museum's lower level until they can be moved to a large glass display case on the main level this summer.

    Edward Singer retired from the U.S. Navy submarine service as a master chief petty officer, and also served in the Coast Guard Auxillary, and worked as an engineer at General Dynamics Electric Boat after his Navy career.

    Other models from Edward Singer's collection have been donated to museums around the country and a few have gone to private collectors.

    John Haskell, left, and Brodie Singer, 12, place the superstructure on a scale ship model of a U.S. Navy salvage tug the USS Kiowa on Friday, May 28, 2021, as Singer and his mother, Tamara, deliver five scale ship models, four depicting U.S. Coast Guard vessels and one the U.S. Navy salvage tug, to the Custom House Maritime Museum in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Tamara Singer hands her son Brodie, 12, the superstructure section of a scale model of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Eastwind on Friday, May 28, 2021, as they deliver five scale ship models, four depicting U.S. Coast Guard vessels and one a U.S. Navy salvage tug, to the Custom House Maritime Museum in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    John Haskell, right, helps Tamara Singer and her son Brodie, 12, ease the hull of a scale model of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Eastwind out of the transport trailer Friday, May 28, 2021, as they deliver five scale ship models, four depicting U.S. Coast Guard vessels and one a U.S. Navy salvage tug, to the Custom House Maritime Museum in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Tamara Singer and John Haskell carry a scale model of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Spencer into the ship model gallery of the Custom House Maritime Museum in New London on Friday, May 28, 2021, as Singer and her son Brodie, 12, deliver five scale ship models, four depicting U.S. Coast Guard vessels and one a U.S. Navy salvage tug, to the Custom House Maritime Museum in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Detail of a scale model of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Spencer delivered Friday, May 28, 2021, by Tamara Singer and her son Brodie, 12, to the Custom House Maritime Museum in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Tamara Singer takes a few minutes Friday, May 28, 2021, to reassemble some parts of a scale ship model of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Eastwind after she and her son Brodie delivered five models, four depicting U.S. Coast Guard vessels and one a U.S. Navy salvage tug, to the Custom House Maritime Museum in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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    Tamara Singer and her son Brodie, 12, take a few minutes to reassemble some parts of a scale ship model of the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Eastwind on Friday, May 28, 2021, after delivering five models, four depicting U.S. Coast Guard vessels and one a U.S. Navy salvage tug, to the Custom House Maritime Museum in New London. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)
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