Coast Guard Tall Ship ‘Eagle’ Visits Olde Towne Portsmouth, VA
Date: August 12, 2015 By: Joe Elder Category: Blog
August 19 thru 21, 2015
USCG Eagle, also known as “America’s Tall Ship” is the largest tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes and the only square-rigger in U.S. government service. The ship was built in 1936 in Germany, and commissioned as Horst Wessel, one of three sail training ships operated by the pre-World War II German navy. At the close of World War II, Horst Wessel was taken as a war reparation by the United States, recommissioned as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle and sailed to New London, Connecticut. Eagle provides an unparalleled at-sea leadership and professional development experience for future officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. Come aboard and tour this magnificent Tall Ship while she is anchored in Portsmouth.
The USCG Eagle will be docked on the south side of the High Street Ferry Landing, in front of the Hog Island Lighthouse Pavilion and Skipjack Nautical Wares & Marine Gallery.
For more information please call 757-393-5111.