“Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to offer news media embark, public tours, during visit to New York City” –D1

U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle (WIX 327), arrives in New York City, N.Y., Aug. 15, 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cory D. Payne)

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Media Advisory U.S. Coast Guard 1st District

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to offer news media embark, public tours, during visit to New York City

Due to limited space, media interested in attending the availability aboard the Eagle must RSVP with Daniel.L.Henry@USCG.mil no later than Wednesday\, Aug. 3, at 12 p.m. Government-issued identification and media credentials are required. Details on the specific embarking location will be available upon RSVP inquiry to Daniel.L.Henry@USCG.mil. Due to space constraints, media pooling may be required.

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WHO: Coast Guard Cutter Eagle crew

WHAT: News media availability aboard the Eagle while anchored near Statue of Liberty.

WHEN: Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

NEW YORK — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” is scheduled to arrive in New York, Friday.

The Eagle will moor at Pier 86 in Manhattan, adjacent to the Intrepid Air & Space Museum Aug. 5-7, and will be open for free public tours.

Tours will be available the following date and times:

  • Friday (3 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Saturday (11a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Sunday (11a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Note: Tours for military and first responders (with valid I.D.) 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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