Cutter Eagle Arrives in Norfolk, Virginia

The USCGC Eagle arrives in Norfolk, Virginia, July 22, 2016. The Eagle's crew moored the tall ship at Otter Berth at Town Point Park on Waterside Drive. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn)
The USCGC Eagle arrives in Norfolk, Virginia, July 22, 2016. The Eagle's crew moored the tall ship at Otter Berth at Town Point Park on Waterside Drive. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Petty Officer 2nd Class Nate Littlejohn)

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrived in Norfolk Friday. The Eagle's crew moored the tall ship at Otter Berth at Town Point Park on Waterside Drive at about 11 a.m.

The Eagle will be open for free public tours Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Otter Berth.

At 295 feet in length, the Eagle is the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes and the only active square-rigger in U.S. government service.

Constructed in 1936 by the Blohm and Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, and originally commissioned as the Horst Wessel by the German Navy, the Eagle was taken by the United States as a war reparation following World War II.

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