Coast Guard tall ship Eagle lands in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - March 18, 2011 (WPVI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle is spending a weekend in Philadelphia.
On the first stop of a world tour to celebrate its 75th anniversary, the tall ship will arrive in town Friday. It promotes the work of the Coast Guard and its nonprofit arm, the Coast Guard Foundation, which supplements the needs of cadets not covered by federal funding.
Tour stops will include London; Reykjavik, Iceland; and Hamburg, Germany, where the ship was built in 1936. It was later acquired by the U.S. through war reparations.
The Eagle was re-commissioned May 15, 1946. It sailed to New London, Conn., where it has served as a training classroom since.
Online: U.S. Coast Guard
pennsylvania, philadelphia, u.s. coast guard, crime
- Man critically injured in Willingboro hit, run
- Tracking St. Patty's Day Snow
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Malaysian leader: plane's disappearance deliberate
- Elderly woman crashes into Toms River law ofc.
- 2 couples robbed at gunpoint in North Philly
- Del. trooper charged with stalking, harassment
- Community relief for victims of Ewing Twp. explosion
- Fire forces 11 people from their homes
- Driver crashes SUV into pole in East Falls, DUI suspected
- 3 people injured in Roosevelt Boulevard crash
- Comedian David Brenner, 'Tonight' favorite, dies 22 min ago
- Authorities: Chris Brown arrested on warrant
6abc.com News Links
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos