Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrives in Philadelphia

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle file photo by Seamen Lisa Ferdinando.

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle file photo by Seamen Lisa Ferdinando.

PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is scheduled to arrive at Penn’s Landing Pier in Philadelphia on Sept. 27 at 1 p.m.. The Eagle will moor up for four days and will be open for free public tours until Sunday, Sept. 29.

The crew of the Eagle will provide free public tours at select times until Sunday.

The schedule for public tours is as follows:


  • Friday, Sept. 27: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. for the public
  • Saturday, Sept. 28: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. for first responders, military and government officials; 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. for the public
  • Sunday, Sept. 29: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. for first responders, military and government officials; 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. for the public

At 90-meters long, the Eagle is the largest tall ship and the only active square-rigger in United States government service. It is classified as a three-masted barque and has more than 22,300 square feet of sail and six miles of rigging. Constructed in 1936 by the Blohm and Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, and originally commissioned as the Horst Wessel by the German Navy, the Eagle was a war reparation for the United States following World War II. The 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 Coast Guard Academy and Officer Candidate School curriculum.

For a continuous stream of information about Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle, including port cities, tour schedules, current events, and cadet and active duty crewmember photographs, follow the United States Coast Guard Barque EAGLE Facebook page.


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