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The USCGC tall ship Barque Eagle will dock in Pensacola in June

The Pensacola Navy League has announced that the American tall ship USCGC Barque Eagle has landed. Or will land in downtown Pensacola at Plaza De Luna June 2-5.

The landing will coincide with the celebration of Fiesta Days from June 1, which will include the Grand Fiesta Parade and the Fiesta Boat Parade.

The Eagle is the seventh U.S. Coast Guard cutter to be named after the original revenue cutters built in 1792. The square-rigged barque was built by the Blohm and Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, and originally commissioned under the name of Horst Wessel in 1936. .

The USCGA Barque Eagle will dock at Plaza De Luna June 2-5.

The ship was taken as war reparations after World War II and a US Coast Guard crew, along with the German crew still on board, sailed the tall ship to London.

To maneuver Eagle under sail, the crew must handle over 22,000 square feet of sail and five miles of rigging. A permanent crew of eight officers and 50 enlisted personnel maintains the ship year-round and provides a knowledge and seamanship base for the training of up to 150 officer cadets or officer candidates at a time.

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The Eagle arrives at Plaza De Luna at 10 a.m. on June 2. Free public tours will begin at 1 p.m. and last until 7 p.m. On June 3, visitors can take a tour from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. On June 4, public tours will take place from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The ship leaves on June 5 with a public farewell at 10 a.m.