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US Coast Guard tall ship Eagle invites you on board

The US Coast Guard Cutter

Eagle will be visiting Bermuda this weekend — and the public is being invited on board.

Scheduled to arrive on Saturday, the 295ft

Eagle will be open to free public tours while moored along Hamilton’s waterfront near the intersection of Front Street and Parliament Street.

The vessel is the only active square-rigger in the service of the US Government, and operates with a permanent crew of seven officers and 50 enlisted personnel.

The

Eagle also currently has 24 upper class cadets from the Coast Guard Academy, 83 cadets who just completed their freshman year, seven midshipmen from the US Naval Academy and six US Sea Cadets.

While in Bermuda, the cadets will take part in several community projects, helping both Keep Bermuda Beautiful and Habitat for Humanity Bermuda.

It was built in 1936 by the Blohm and Voss Shipyard in Germany for the German Navy, but it was taken by the United States as a war reparation following Second World War.

Tours will be available between 2pm and 7pm on Saturday, 10am to 4pm on Sunday and 10am to 7pm on Monday.

Welcome aboard: The US Coast Guard cutter Eagle

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Published June 28, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated June 27, 2013 at 7:32 pm)

US Coast Guard tall ship Eagle invites you on board

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