Video – Coast Guard Cutter Eagle departs Astoria, Ore

SEATTLE (CG Public Affairs) – The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle departed Astoria, Ore., yesterday after a brief port of call during its 2008 Summer Cruise. The Eagle arrived after spending 17 days at sea while transiting from San Diego, Calif., and being underway for over two months since departing homeport in New London, Conn.

The Eagle’s crew has spent the past 34 days training more than 130 Coast Guard Academy cadets and Naval Academy midshipmen. The Eagle has served as a floating classroom to future Coast Guard officers since 1946 offering fundamental leadership, teamwork and seamanship skills.

The Eagle’s next stop on its cruise will be Victoria, British Columbia and then on to Tacoma, Wash., where it will partake in the Tall Ships Tacoma Festival from July 3-7, 2008.


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