Tall Ship Eagle in Salem
One event on August 10, 2019 at 12:00am
One event on August 11, 2019 at 12:00am
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 a 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: 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am-7:00 pm