Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, Band coming to New Bedford

The Coast Guard Band performs at the change of command for Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, Coast Guard headquarters, Washington, D.C. June 1, 2018. Zukunft, who retired after 41 years of service in the Coast Guard, was succeeded by Adm. Karl L. Schultz. The Coast Guard Band is a 55-member ensemble of world-class musicians who perform at presidential and cabinet-level events, as well as in public concerts and community outreach events, as part of the mission to be the bridge between the Coast Guard and the American public. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando

The Coast Guard Band performs  June 1, 2018.  Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lisa Ferdinando

BOSTON — Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, ‘America’s Tall Ship,’ is scheduled to visit New Bedford, Aug. 10-13.

The 295-foot Barque Eagle is set to dock at the State Pier Friday, Aug. 10, and will have the following free and public tour schedule:

  • Friday, Aug. 10, 1-4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 12, 1 -5 p.m.

The Coast Guard Band will perform a series of pop-up concerts on Friday throughout the towns of New Bedford and Fairhaven.

Additionally, there will be a free concert on Saturday at 6 p.m. in front of City Hall in Fairhaven. Audience members are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. In the event of bad weather, the concert will be moved inside to Elizabeth Hastings Jr. High gymnasium.

The Coast Guard Band is made up of 55 musicians and located at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.

A permanent crew of eight officers and 57 enlisted personnel maintain the Eagle and guide Coast Guard Academy cadets through an underway and in-port training schedule, dedicated to learning the skills of navigation, damage control, watchstanding, engineering, and deck seamanship.

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