Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrives in New York City and is open free public tours

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News Release  

August 11, 2017
U.S. Coast Guard 1st District PA Detachment New York
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Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrives in New York City and is open free public tours  Capt. Matt Meilstrup, commanding officer Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, receives a proclamation from Loree Sutton, commissioner of veterans' services for New York City, alongside Capt. Michael Day, commander Sector New York, on August 11, 2017 in New York City. The mayors office proclaimed the date "USCGC Eagle Day."  Coast Guard Cutter Eagle sits anchored in New York Harbor near Liberty Island on August 10, 2017. The Eagle, also known as "America's Tall Ship," will be mooring at the USS Intrepid Museum pier and hosting free, public tours over the weekend.

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NEW YORK -- The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” arrived in New York City, Friday and will be moored for three days at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

The Barque Eagle is open for free public tours through Sunday, August 13th. The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is located on at Pier 86, at West 46th St & 12th Ave, New York.

“America’s Tall Ship” will be open for free, public tours during the following times:
Friday, August 11th: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 12th: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, August 13th: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If you are a member of the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, or a first-responder, you and your family are welcome to tour the Eagle one hour prior to the public tour hours on Saturday and Sunday.

At 295 feet in length, Eagle is the largest tallship flying the stars and stripes and the only active square-rigger in United States government service. Constructed in 1936 by the Blohm and Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, and originally commissioned as the Horst Wessell by the German Navy, Eagle was a war reparation for the United States following World War II.

The Eagle is a three-masted barque with more than 22,300 square feet of sail and 6 miles of rigging, 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 curriculum.

The last time Barque Eagle visited New York City was last year on August 4th, the Coast Guard's 226th birthday.

For a continuous stream of information about the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, including port cities, tour schedules, current events, as well as cadet and active duty crewmember photographs, follow the “United States Coast Guard Barque Eagle" Facebook page

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