The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is visiting the Alexandria, Virginia waterfront September 4-8, as part of a tour of the East Coast. The ship passed through the Woodrow Wilson Bridge this morning (Monday, September 4), at approximately 8 a.m., and is docked at Robinson Landing (1 Duke St.).
Photos of Eagle’s arrival in Alexandria, Virginia are on our Facebook page.
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, 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.
For up-to-date information about Eagle’s visit, visit this link.