Coast Guard Museum special OpSail hours

Coast Guard Museum special OpSail hours
NEW LONDON, Conn. — With the arrival of OpSail 2012 to New London, the U.S. Coast Guard Museum located on the campus of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy will have extended public visiting hours. The museum’s OpSail hours are: Friday, July 6: 8 a.m – 4 p.m. Saturday, July 7: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, July 8: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday, July 9: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. The museum is located...

Coast Guard Band Holds OpSail Concert at Fort Trumbull State Park this Saturday

Coast Guard Band Holds OpSail Concert at Fort Trumbull State Park this Saturday
NEW LONDON, Conn. — The U.S. Coast Guard Band is scheduled to perform an outdoor concert at Fort Trumbull State Park on Saturday at 7 p.m. Cdr. Kenneth Megan will lead the band in an exciting performance followed by a brilliant fireworks display in conjunction with OpSail 2012. The program features familiar patriotic tunes and other works celebrating the seafaring traditions of New England. Soloists...

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle departs Baltimore Harbor

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle departs Baltimore Harbor
BALTIMORE – The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle departed Baltimore Harbor at about 10 a.m., Sunday, continuing its cadet training cruise on the way to its next OpSail 2012 port of call. The 295-foot cutter Eagle, America’s Tall Ship, is scheduled to rejoin the fleet in Boston June 30. The remaining OpSail 2012 fleet will continue to participate in the Sailabration and offer public ship tours...

Coast Guard, partner agencies team up for safe Sailabration on the water

Coast Guard, partner agencies team up for safe Sailabration on the water
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to coordinate their safety and security efforts as hundreds of boaters take to the water to participate in OpSail 2012 events in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Saturday. Navy, Coast Guard and federal, state and local partners came together as a unified command to support the celebration that marks the bicentennial of the War of 1812. “The...

Baltimore-area Coast Guard enforces safety zones during OpSail 2012

Baltimore-area Coast Guard enforces safety zones during OpSail 2012
BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard escorted ships Wednesday and Thursday into Baltimore Harbor and maintained mandatory safety zones within the Chesapeake Bay during OpSail 2012. The Coast Guard encourages boaters to familiarize themselves with safety recommendations and follow waterway regulations during the event. “Boaters are encouraged to enjoy the events from the water,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jonathan...

Coast Guard urges adherance to safety recommendations and waterway regulations during OpSail 2012

Coast Guard urges adherance to safety recommendations and waterway regulations during OpSail 2012
PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard encourages boaters to familiarize themselves with and follow safety recommendations and waterway regulations during Operation Sail 2012. “Boaters are encouraged to enjoy the parades and fireworks show,” said Cmdr. Jerry Barnes, the chief of prevention at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads. “For everyone’s safety, we ask that all boaters be responsible,...

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,...