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Photos of the USCGC Eagle arriving today in Gloucester Harbor ~ It was tremendously beautiful to see the Eagle moving through the Harbor. I am looking forward to seeing this majestic cutter under full sail!
The Eagle is open to the public for free tours today, Saturday, the 30th, from 10am to 7pm.
From the Coast Guard website: Built at the Blohm + Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany in 1936, and commissioned as Horst Wessel, Eagle is one of three sail-training ships operated by the pre-World War II German navy. At the close of the war, the ship was taken as a war reparation by the U.S., re-commissioned as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle and sailed to New London, Connecticut, which has been its homeport ever since. Eagle has offered generations of Coast Guard Academy cadets, and more recently officer candidates, an unparalleled leadership experience at sea.
From wiki: A barque, barc, or bark is a type of sailing vessel with three or more masts having the foremasts rigged square and only the aftermast rigged fore-and-aft.
Thanks to Joey for the alert that the Eagle had arrived!
www.schooner.org for more info
Can’t believe that it’s Labor Day weekend already. So, here is a flier for our Welcome the Eagle sail on Friday, as well as a schedule of other fun sails going on this weekend for Schooner Festival.