There has been tons of nautical and maritime stuff happening in Salem lately!! The Friendship returned, opening day for sailing is right around the corner for many companies and more. We have one more for now, so mark your calendars if you want to check out the Eagle while it’s docked in the witch city. Details are per Salem.org.
“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 12.
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.”
Be sure to swing by the Wharf/Salem Ferry Dock from August 9-12, 2019 to see it. 10 Blaney St. Salem, MA 01970. If you want to read more about the Eagle, click here. Enjoy!! <3
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