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A taste of life at sea

Raising the sails

Boatswain’s mates training for their rate – also known as A-school – normally does not include any time underway on a Coast Guard cutter. However, this spring 48 A-school students set sail from Charleston, S.C., alongside officer candidates from both Coast Guard Officer Candidate School and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Basic Officer Training.

Eagle 75: Crucible moments

Storm hits Coast Guard Cutter Eagle

Crewmembers from the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, a 295-foot square rigged sailing vessel home ported in New London, Conn., yell heave-ho as they haul on a line attached to the main sail of the ship during a storm, May 9, 2011. The cadets and enlisted crew worked shoulder to shoulder to pull in the sail,

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Eagle 75: To know the ropes

Eagle 75th anniversary logo

UPDATE: The photo’s caption at the end of the post has been corrected to read the cadets promote to First Class rather than Second Class.  Built at Blohm and Voss Shipyards in Hamburg, Germany, in 1936, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The three-masted barque is the largest tall ship flying

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itCG-Rockland named a CG City, reckless boater found, flares help rescue two, girl ejected from boat

The town of Rockland, Maine, is celebrating not just the fact the Coast Guard tall ship, Barque Eagle, is in town but also because just over one year ago the city was named a Coast Guard City. Only a small number of cities in the U.S. are given the distinction and Rockland is proud to

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itCG-Coast Guard City starts festival, Eagle’s in Maine, tar balls cause investigation, search continues

Today, “Coast Guard City, USA” in Grand Haven, Michigan, starts the daily Coast Guard Festival celebration that will continue for the next week. Hundreds of thousands of people will attend the festivities to honor the Coast Guard and its Guardians. Story here Coast Guard Barque Eagle is making a port call in Rockland, Maine, this

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itCG-Eagle visits Boston, CGIS asks public for help, busy weekend on Lake Champlain

Coast Guard Barque Eagle attended Sail Boston festivities this week. Check out these links for some great pictures. Here and here Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS) is looking for a 40-50 foot speed boat that was driving recklessly on Niagara River near Niagara Falls last Sunday evening and did not stop for Coast Guard authorities.

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itCG-Barque Eagle port call, search suspended, a long parasail ride

One of the U.S. Coast Guard’s treasures, Barque Eagle, pulled into Charleston, South Carolina for the 2009 Harbor Fest. Homported in New London, Connecticut, she is a seagoing classroom for Academy cadets and officer candidates. To find out her port call schedule, view photos, read a journal about life onboard, and other fun details about

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