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Physical tours of the Bainbridge Naval Base is a thing of the past now that a virtual tour of the historical base has been complete.

“This is going to be wonderful,” Joyce Linkey, president of the Bainbridge Naval Training Center Historical Association, said. “We have so many people asking so many questions about the base and we have a lot of the answers, but this is really going to be helpful. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.”

Linkey, along with a past president of the association, Mike Miklas, were presented with a virtual tour CD at a recent board meeting of the Bainbridge Development Corp.

With the poor conditions at the former base property, the Bainbridge Naval Training Center Historical Association Museum, which is located along the river front in the same building as the Susky River Grill at 600 Rowland Drive in Port Deposit, will now be able to give virtual tours of the base.

The virtual tour will allow anyone to see what the former naval base of 1,200 acres was like when it was built in the 1940s, as well as pictures through the years and even the future plans of the site to be developed into a mix of office, commercial, residential and educational buildings.

The virtual tour also takes you back to the early days of the Tome School for Boys Campus that is over a century old.

The tour will show pictures of the school through the years, as well as the future plans for the school to become a continuing retirement care community.

The CD was a combined effort between the Bainbridge Development and Cecil Community College, according to Linkey, and took one year to complete.

Linkey said the CDs will be available for purchase at the museum once they arrive; however, the arrival date is unknown.

Those interested in the virtual tour should contact the museum at 410-378-4641.

“This virtual tour is absolutely wonderful,” Linkey said. “We are so appreciative of this.”

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