The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle will visit the Alexandria, Virginia waterfront September 4-8, as part of a tour of the East Coast. The ship will pass through the Woodrow Wilson Bridge on Monday, September 4, at approximately 8 a.m., and will dock at Robinson Landing (1 Duke St.) at approximately 8:30 a.m. Those who wish to witness the arrival may visit Jones Point Park, Fords Landing City Park or Point Lumley Park in historic Old Town.
Eagle, also known as “America’s Tall Ship,” is the largest tall ship flying the U.S. flag and the only active commissioned sailing vessel in American military service. Built in Hamburg, Germany in 1936, Eagle was taken as a war reparation by the U.S. and re-commissioned by the U.S. Coast Guard. The ship then sailed to New London, Conn., its permanent homeport ever since. As a training vessel and goodwill ambassador, Eagle has offered generations of Coast Guard Academy cadets and officer candidates a unique experience at sea.
Eagle will host free tours on Monday, September 4, from 1 to 7 p.m., and Wednesday, September 6, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m, and tickets are not required. The ship is scheduled to depart Alexandria on Friday, September 8, at approximately 4:40 a.m., passing through the Woodrow Wilson Bridge on the way to Baltimore.
Eagle’s visit is co-hosted by the City of Alexandria and EYA. The ship will dock at a pier owned by EYA, whose Robinson Landing riverfront development will offer waterfront condominiums and elevator townhomes, fine dining and retail, and a public waterfront promenade.
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