Raising the sails

A taste of life at sea

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.


Storm hits Coast Guard Cutter Eagle

Eagle 75: Crucible moments

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, America’s Tall Ship, is currently located about 400 miles off the coast of Ireland on day 17 of its 75th anniversary voyage. During its run across the Atlantic, the three-masted barque confronted challenging heavy […]


Eagle 75th anniversary logo

Eagle 75: To know the ropes

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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


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 […]