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Tall Ship Eagle in Salem
One event on August 10, 2019 at 12:00 am
One event on August 11, 2019 at 12:00 am
The United States Coast Guard Barque Eagle is sailing toward Salem this summer! She will arrive mid-morning on Friday, August 9 and she will be in port at Salem Wharf, 10 Blaney Street, until August 11.
EAGLE, also known as “America’s Tall Ship” is the largest tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes and the only square-rigger in U.S. government service. The ship was built in 1936 in Germany, and commissioned as Horst Wessel, one of three sail training ships operated by the pre-World War II German navy. At the close of World War II, Horst Wessel was taken as a war reparation by the United States, recommissioned as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle and sailed to New London, Connecticut. Eagle provides an unparalleled at-sea leadership and professional development experience for future officers of the U.S. Coast Guard.
Public Tour Schedule:
Friday August 9th from 1 PM to 7 PM
Saturday August 10th from 12 PM to 7 PM
Sunday August 11th from 10 AM to 7 PM
Please note the following guidelines while touring EAGLE in Salem:
No Large Bags (i.e. large bags, backpacks, etc). Personal bags and purses are okay. Baggage checks will be conducted prior to boarding the EAGLE; there will not be any on-site storage lockers for people who bring large bags, and they will be unable to bring them onboard. So please travel light.
Limited Parking Space. It is advised that the general public utilize the mass transit system, private transportation or off-site parking, due to limited parking spaces at the Salem Ferry Terminal. Please plan accordingly.