America’s tall ship visits Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is currently in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and will be open for public tours.

The Eagle is scheduled to be available from Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010, to Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, from 9 a.m., to 4 p.m.

The Eagle is the largest tall ship and the only active square-rigger in American government service. A three-masted barque, the Eagle’s foremast and mainmast carry square sails while her mizzenmast carries fore and aft sails.

The Eagle provides an unparalleled at-sea leadership and professional development experience for future officers of the Coast Guard. A permanent crew of six officers and 49 enlisted personnel maintain the ship and provide a strong base of knowledge and seamanship for her primary mission of training Coast Guard cadets and officer candidates.

This professional crew guides the trainees through a rigorous underway and in-port training schedule dedicated to learning the skills of navigation, damage control, watchstanding, engineering and deck seamanship.

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