By Associated Press - Saturday, February 13, 2016

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - Artists in southeastern Connecticut are being called upon to design sculptures of submarines for a public art project celebrating 100 years of subs in the Groton area.

The Connecticut Sub Trail will showcase 20 miniature fiberglass subs, each about 5 feet long. They’ll be officially displayed at the Groton 4th of July Parade.

Art teacher Joy Supples proposed the idea. Supples works for Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Connecticut Technical High School. Organizers of Connecticut’s Submarine Century, a yearlong celebration of the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first subs at Connecticut’s Navy base, endorsed the idea.

The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed a resolution recognizing Connecticut’s contributions to the country’s naval and submarine capabilities.

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