“Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to offer news media ride-along, public tours, during visit to Boston” –D1

The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle moored behind the USS Constitution July 22, 2011. The Eagle’s crew participated in several events in Boston during the port call. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Rob Simpson.

Below is a First District news release. Had to share this, if only for the photo above that accompanied it.

Media Advisory

U.S. Coast Guard 1st District Northeast
Contact: 1st District Public Affairs
1st District online newsroom

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to offer news media ride-along, public tours, during visit to Boston

Due to limited space, media interested in riding along during the Eagle’s inbound transit to Boston must RSVP  D1PublicAffairs@uscg.mil no later than Thursday, July 28, at 4 p.m. Government-issued identification and media credentials are required. Media are asked to arrive at the Coast Guard Base Boston no later than 6:30 a.m. Friday. Due to space constraints, media pooling may be required.

WHO: Coast Guard Capt. Jessica Rozzi-Ochs, Eagle’s commanding officer, and first woman to command the ship, and Navy Cmdr. Billie Farrell, USS Constitution’s command officer, also the first woman to command the ship

WHAT: Media is invited to ride aboard Eagle as it arrives in Boston

WHEN: Friday, July 29, at 6:30 a.m.

WHERE: Coast Guard Base Boston, 427 Commercial Street, Boston, MA 02109

BOSTON — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” is scheduled to arrive in Boston, Friday.

News media members are invited to ride into port aboard the Eagle. Crewmembers will be available for interviews underway and once the cutter moors.

The Eagle will moor in Charlestown, behind the USS Constitution July 29-Aug.1, and will be open for free public tours.

Tours will be available the following date and times:

  • Friday (12 p.m. to 4 p.m.)
  • Saturday (11a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Sunday (11a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Note: Tours for military and first responders begin one hour prior to posted tour times on Saturday and Sunday.

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 barque with more than 22,300 square feet of sail and 6 miles of rigging. The cutter 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.

Additional information about the Eagle can be found here. The Eagle’s design dimensions can be found here.

For more information about Eagle, including port cities, tour schedules, and current events, follow the “United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE” Facebook page or on Instagram @barqueeagle. All U.S. Coast Guard imagery is in the public domain and is encouraged to be shared widely.


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