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U.S. Coast Guard

News Release

June 17, 2012


Contact: Public Affairs Detachment Baltimore

Email: Jonathan.B.Lindberg@uscg.mil

Office: (410) 576-2541

Photo Release: Coast Guard Cutter Eagle departs Baltimore Harbor

 

BALTIMORE - The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, America's Tall Ship, passes Fort McHenry as it departs Baltimore Harbor, June 17, 2012, to continue its participation in OpSail 2012. Eagle is an 1800-ton steel hull, three-masted sailing ship with more than 21,000 square-feet of sail and more than five miles of rigging. The 295-foot Eagle is the only active commissioned sailing vessel in the U.S. military service and is homeported at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.
BALTIMORE - The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, America's Tall Ship, passes the Domino Sugar plant as it departs the Baltimore Harbor, June 17, 2012, to continue its participation in OpSail 2012. Eagle is an 1,800-ton steel hull, three-masted sailing ship with more than 21,000 square-feet of sail and more than five miles of rigging. The 295-foot Eagle is the only active commissioned sailing vessel in the U.S. military service and is homeported at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Matthew S. Masaschi. BALTIMORE - The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, America's Tall Ship, passes below the Francis Scott Key bridge as it deprts the Baltimore Harbor, June 17, 2012, to continue its participation in OpSail 2012. Eagle is an 1,800-ton steel hull, three-masted sailing ship with more than 21,000 square-feet of sail and more than five miles of rigging. The 295-foot Eagle is the only active commissioned sailing vessel in the U.S. military service and is homeported at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.

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 in Baltimore Harbor until the fleet’s departure Tuesday, at 7 a.m.

The Eagle, homeported at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., actively serves as a training platform, providing a foundation of seamanship and leadership for future Coast Guard officers.

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