The Impressive American Eagle

eagleCoast 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.

2009 Summer Schedule

 

  • 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
  • For additional details – Click Here

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.

eagle_jfk_2
President Kennedy visits onboard Eagle and speaks to 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
Class: A
Rig:Barque
Homeport city: New London, Connecticut, Germany
Year built: 1936
Shipyard: Hamburg, Germany
Tonnage: 1,800 tons
Power: sail
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
Admissions
31 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320

For hours and tours: Click Here

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *