Rockland, Maine welcomes Coast Guard tall ship

ROCKLAND, Maine – The Coast Guard pier will be open for public viewing as the Coast Guard Barque Eagle, the Coast Guard’s tall ship comes to port at 11 p.m., Friday, July 24.

The public will have opportunities to tour the Eagle at the following times:

– Friday July 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

– Saturday July 25 from 10 a.m., to 5 p.m.

– Sunday July 26 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Eagle offers U. S. Coast Guard Academy cadets opportunities to put into practice the leadership, navigation, engineering, and other professional theory they have previously learned in the classroom.

The Eagle has a crew of six officers and 56 enlisted sailors. When training the Eagle sails with as many as 230 people on board.

“We have worked hard preparing to host the Coast Guard Barque Eagle,” said Chief Warrant Officer Curt Barthel, the commanding officer of the Coast Guard Station in Rockland. “We are thrilled that the public will have an opportunity to view this wonderful ship and enjoy the rich maritime history she offers. It will be a great three days and we encourage everyone to come out to Rockland.”

The Eagle will also make the following port calls to Maine and New Hampshire:

– Portland, Maine: Friday, July 31 to August 3

– Portsmouth, N. H.: Friday, August 7 to August 10

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