On May 15, 1946, ‘The Eagle,’ a three-masted sailing barque with 21,350 square feet of sail, was commissioned into the U.S. Coast Guard. The Eagle is one of only five such training barques in the world. On her voyage from Germany to the United States, she followed Columbus's route across the mid-Atlantic. She’s weathered hurricanes and has hosted Presidents Harry S. Truman and John F. Kennedy.
The Eagle continues to serve as a seagoing classroom for approximately 150 cadets and instructors from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. The ship readily takes to the task for which it was designed. Cadets handle more than 20,000 square feet of sail and 5 miles of rigging. Over 200 lines must be coordinated during a major ship manoeuvre.
This handsome replica is fashioned of basswood and has antiqued-finished canvas sails. The ship comes mostly assembled with three main masts and one front mast to attach. Instructions included.
- BASSWOOD HULL & MASTS
- ANTIQUED FINISHED CANVAS SAILS
- 24 1/4" X 4 1/4" X 181/2"
- PARTIAL ASSEMBLY REQUIRED
- Additional Information
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