Saturday morning, the USCGC Barque Eagle arrived in the Kill van Kull for a 3 day visit sponsored by Atlantic Salt Co. for their 3rd annual Maritime Day. Saturday night, she was host to the John Noble Maritime Collection for a fund-raiser. Sunday she was open to the public for tours as part of the Maritime Day festivities. Monday, she’ll host local school groups.

Eagle was built for the German Navy (Reichsmarine) as Horst Wessel and used as a training ship. In 1946, Germany gave her to the United States as a war compensation and she was given to the Coast Guard as a training ship. Built by Bloss and Holm shipyards in Hamburg in 1936, she is a 295 foot 3 masted barque, so named by her rigging configuration.

 

Arriving in the KVK with assistance of Robert E McAllister. Photo by John Skelson

Waiting for a container ship to pass. Photo by John Skelson

Turning to dock. Photo by John Skelson

At Atlantic Salt dock. Photo by John Skelson

Eagle and Robert E McAllister, Charles D McAllister in background. Photo by John Skelson

Cadets manning the lines. Photo by John Skelson

Onboard looking forward. Photo by John Skelson

Aft view. Photo by John Skelson

Lots of rigging. Photo by John Skelson

Builders plate. Photo by John Skelson

Ships wheels. Photo by John Skelson

Docked on the KVK. Photo by John Skelson

 

A thank you to Atlantic Salt for hosting this memorable event – John Skelson

 

All photos by John Skelson, generously shared with the Working Harbor Committee

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