The Eagle Has Landed
Published on August 7th, 2015
The U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle arrived this morning (Aug 7) in Newport, RI.
Also known as “America’s Tall Ship”, Eagle is the largest tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes and the only square-rigger in U.S. government service.
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 Eagleand 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.
The Eagle will dock at the Fort Adams State Pier and be open for public tours starting at noon on Friday, August 7th.
Hours open to the public:
Friday, August 7th: 12 pm to 7 pm.
Saturday, August 8th: 11 am to 7 pm.
Sunday, August 9th: 10 am to 5 pm.
Photo by Stephen Cloutier / PhotoGroup.us