Coast Guard Barque Eagle visits San Juan, Puerto Rico

 Coast Guard Barque Eagle visits San Juan, Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The Coast Guard Barque Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” arrived to San Juan, Puerto Rico Wednesday morning and is moored at Pier 1 east in Old San Juan, where the public will be able visit prior to the Eagle’s scheduled departure Saturday. The Eagle will be offering free public tours during the following schedule: Thursday, May 22 from 10 a.m. – 7...

Coast Guard Barque Eagle to host Ancient Mariner Change-of-Watch Ceremony

Coast Guard Barque Eagle to host Ancient Mariner Change-of-Watch Ceremony
NEW LONDON, Conn. – A change-of-watch ceremony for the U.S. Coast Guard Gold and Silver Ancient Mariners is scheduled to take place aboard Barque Eagle at 10 a.m. Friday, May 2, 2014. The Gold (Officer) Ancient Mariner designation will pass from Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp to Rear Adm. Fred Midgette, and the Silver (Enlisted) Ancient Mariner designation held by Master Chief Petty Officer...

Coast Guard Barque Eagle announces training schedule for 2014

Coast Guard Barque Eagle announces training schedule for 2014
NEW LONDON, Conn. – Coast Guard Barque Eagle has finalized its training schedule for 2014.  During the year, Eagle will sail to the Caribbean, along the East Coast, to Canada, and throughout New England. In late March, Eagle will sail to North Carolina with the Coast Guard and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Officer Candidates.  The voyage will include a port call in Morehead...

Coast Guard Barque Eagle returns to New London

Coast Guard Barque Eagle returns to New London
NEW LONDON, Conn. – Coast Guard Barque Eagle returned to New London, Conn. yesterday after spending the last three and a half months undergoing dockside maintenance and a foremast overhaul at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore. The Eagle will be inport in New London during February and early March conducting crew training and continuing all required annual maintenance. In mid-March, the Eagle will...

Cutter Eagle’s first week underway; next call St. Martin

Cutter Eagle’s first week underway; next call St. Martin
UNDERWAY ABOARD BARQUE EAGLE – The Coast Guard Barque Eagle successfully completed its first week of 11 of the cadet summer training deployment in the Atlantic Ocean, Saturday, May 18, 2013. Eagle left its homeport in New London, Conn., and sailed more than 600 miles headed to the Caribbean while under sail power and using celestial navigation. Serving as an afloat training platform for more 140...

Coast Guard Barque Eagle commemorates War of 1812 battle in Long Island Sound

Coast Guard Barque Eagle commemorates War of 1812 battle in Long Island Sound
NEW LONDON, Conn. – U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle crewmembers and Coast Guard Academy officer candidates held a formal ceremony aboard the Eagle in Long Island Sound, N.Y., Sunday to commemorate a battle involving crewmembers from the Revenue Cutter Eagle nearly two centuries ago in the same location. The ceremony included a description of the battle that occurred on the beach at Friar’s Head...

Coast Guard Barque Eagle arrives for NOLA Navy Week, War of 1812 bicentennial

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard Barque Eagle arrived, Tuesday, for the NOLA Navy Week commemorating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 at the Bienville Wharf in downtown. The Eagle, a 295-foot barque homeported in New London, Conn., is a sailing vessel used by the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to train cadets in navigation, engineering and leadership. Barque Eagle and its crew will participate in the NOLA...

2 Operation Sail winners receive ride aboard America’s Tall Ship

NEW ORLEANS — Two local high school students received rides aboard America’s Tall Ship, the U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle, as guests of honor during the Parade of Sail at the start of NOLA Navy Week, Tuesday. Stuart Young of Sunset, and Madison Matherne of Marrero, respectively, were chosen by judges as winners for their Operation Sail art and essay entries. The contest, announced in February,...

Coast Guard, OpSail announce essay, art contest

NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard, in coordination with Operation Sail, Inc., announced, Friday, that it will be sponsoring an essay and art contest for local junior and senior high school students. One winner in each category, along with his or her parent/guardian, will be invited to ride the U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle as the vessel transits part of the Mississippi River and moors in New Orleans...