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USCGC Eagle to arrive in New London, Connecticut

by U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area 28 Jul 18:30 PDT July 30 - August 1, 2021
USCGC Eagle (WIX 327) © U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alec Kramer

The USCGC Eagle (WIX 327), "America's Tall Ship," is scheduled to arrive in New London on Friday.

Eagle will moor at City Pier from July 30 - Aug. 1 and will be open for free public tours at the following dates and times:

  • Friday, July 30, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Public Tours
  • Saturday, July 31, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. Military and First Responder Tours (with valid ID)
  • Saturday, July 31, 12 p.m. - 7 p.m. Public Tours
  • Sunday, Aug. 1, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Public Tours
At 295 feet in length, Eagle is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes and the only active square-rigger in United States government service. Eagle has served as a classroom at sea to future Coast Guard officers since 1946, offering an at-sea leadership and professional development experience as part of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy curriculum. This summer, Coast Guard Academy cadets completed a transatlantic voyage and experienced port calls in Azores, Iceland, and Bermuda.

Eagle is a three-masted ship with more than 22,300 square feet of sail and six miles of rigging. It was constructed in 1936 by the Blohm and Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. Originally commissioned as the Horst Wessel by the German navy, Eagle was a war reparation for the United States following World War II.

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