Created: Jul 02, 2022 07:39
One of the most recognizable tall ships in the world, the US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is to visit Bermuda next week.
The ship will be moored along Front Street from July 8 to July 12 and will be open for free public tours from Friday July 8 to Monday July 11 between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Eaglewhich serves as a training ship for future U.S. Coast Guard officers, arrives in Bermuda as part of its 2022 summer training deployment.
While in port, the cadets will participate in community outreach activities with the Sandys Boat Club Youth Sailing Program and the Bermuda Zoological Society on Trunk Island.
The US Coast Guard “Eagle” is scheduled to arrive in Bermuda on Friday, July 8.
The summer 2022 deployment spans five months, stopping at nine US ports – Miami, Florida, Pensacola, Florida, Galveston, Texas, Key West, Florida, New York, New York and Newport, Rhode Island – with Bermuda as the only international port to visit.
At 295 feet, Eagle is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes. She was built in 1936 by the Blohm and Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, and originally commissioned as Horst Wessel by the German Navy.
After World War II, the ship was taken for war reparations by the United States and returned to service as a United States Coast Guard. Eaglesailing to New London, Connecticut, which continues to be her permanent home.
To follow the Eagle summer deployment schedule, visit: http://www.cga.edu/eagle