USCG BARQUE EAGLE ARRIVING IN ROCKLAND THIS FRIDAY AUG. 1ST - TOURS TO BE CONDUCTED ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY
USCGC Barque EAGLE is arriving in Rockland on Friday, August 1st at 3:00 PM.. The EAGLE cadets and instructors will be honored at a special ceremony at the Rockland Lobster Festival main stage at 4:00 PM on August 1. The EAGLE is a seagoing classroom for approximately 175 cadets and instructors from the USCG Academy. It is on the decks and rigging of the EAGLE that the young men and women of the Academy get their first taste of salt air and life at sea. From this experience they develop a respect for the elements that will be with them throughout their lifetime.. The are tested and challenged, often to the limits of their endurance. Working aloft they meet fear and learn to overcome it. The training cadets receive under sail has proven to be an invaluable asset during their subsequent Coast Guard careers. Tours will be conducted at the Coast Guard pier Saturday the 2nd 1:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m .and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:30 p.m.