Coast Guard’s Barque/Eagle Tall Ship Sets Sail
To a sailor, one of the most impressive sights is to see a classic tall ship under sail. It has to be one of the most impressive sights ever. And if you want to take a trip aboard the Eagle, booking a trip is simple….just fill out an application to join the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, get accepted, and you’re in for a free ride!
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, known as “America’s Tall Ship,” and is normally home ported in New London, Conn. where isitors to the Eagle often wait in long lines for the opportunity to walk her decks. When in port, the tall ship Eagle is open for tours from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call (860) 444-8595 for more information and directions to Coast Guard Station New London.
Take a look:
Where wil the Eagle land in 2009?
The US Coast Guard’s training ship is one of the best examples of active tall ships on the planet.
Check their website to learn when the Eagle is in port.
- April 20 Depart New London, CT
- May 8 Rota, Spain
- May 17 Monaco
- May 23 Cassis, France
- June 11 Bermuda
- June 25 Charleston, SC
- July 8 Boston, MA
- July 17 Halifax, Nova Scotia
- July 24 Rockland, ME
- July 31 Portland, ME
- Aug. 7 Portsmouth, NH
- Aug. 14 Arrive New London, CT
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The USCGC EAGLE serves as a seagoing classroom for future Coast Guard officers. A permanent crew of six officers and 48 enlisted men and women maintain the ship year around and provide a strong base of knowledge and seamanship for the training of up to 150 cadets or officer canidates at a time. The Blohm & Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany built the USCGC EAGLE, originally named Horst Wessel, in 1936 as a training vessel for German Naval Cadets.
Crew description:A permanent crew of six officers and 48 enlisted men and women maintain the ship year around and provide a strong base of knowledge and seamanship for the training of up to 150 cadets or officer canidates at a time.
Name: USCGC EAGLE
Homeport city: New London, Connecticut, Germany
Year built: 1936
Shipyard: Hamburg, Germany
Tonnage: 1,800 tons
Length Over All: 295′
Sail area: 21,000 sq. ft.
Crew size: 54
For additional information: website
USCG Campus – New London, CT
The campus is in New London, Connecticut, on the western shore of the Thames River. It has 26 buildings on 120 acres of land. Halfway between New York City and Boston, Massachusetts, the Academy is easily accessible by plane, train, bus or car. Our address is:
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
31 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320
For hours and tours: Click Here