Coast Guard tall ship to dock on River Street for public tours

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The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” is scheduled to arrive in Savannah on Friday, March 15 and will be open to the public for tours during the weekend.

The Eagle will be mooring near River Street and tours of the Eagle are free to the public.

At 295-feet in length, Eagle is the largest tall-ship flying the stars and stripes and the only active square-rigger in U.S. government service.

Public tours of the Eagle are scheduled for:

  • Friday, March 15 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 17 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

With more than 22,300 square feet of sail and six miles of rigging, the Eagle has served as an afloat classroom to future Coast Guard officers since 1946. A permanent crew of eight officers and 50 enlisted personnel maintain the ship and train up to 150 cadets at a time in the skills of navigation, damage control, engineering, and deck seamanship.

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