Monday, June 16, 2003
Picture of the Day: MetLife Blimp Pays Visit to Compo Beach
There weren’t many people at Compo Beach today despite the bright sunshine and temperatures in the 60’s, but that didn’t deter a MetLife blimp from making an overhead visit.
The few beachgoers who were there paid little attention to the 130-foot long, 45-foot high blimp.
According to MetLifes Web site, the company operates two blimps, ғSnoopy One and ԓSnoopy Two.
ԓSnoopy One visited the Westport area shortly before 4 p.m., spending about 15 minutes making its way from Saugatuck Shores, to Compo, then Old Mill-Sherwood Island, and on up the coast.
It was launched in Tampa, Fla. in February 1994 and concentrates on providing aerial television coverage of East Coast sporting and special events.
Snoopy adorns both sides of the lightship. The corporate tagline “have you met life today?” is displayed on one side with “MetLife” on the other.
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