Coast Guard Cutter Eagle Stops In NYC On Way To Connecticut

NEW YORK (AP / WCBS 880) – The historic Coast Guard cutter Eagle is making a weekend port call in New York City as its final stop before returning to its home in Connecticut.

WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola On Board

The vessel arrived this morning at Pier 7 in Brooklyn, N.Y. It’ll be open for tours starting at 2 p.m. Friday, and at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

A citizenship ceremony was held on board Friday morning, presided over by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

A citizenship ceremony aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle - Brooklyn, NY - Aug 5, 2011 (credit: Ginny Kosola / WCBS 880)

A citizenship ceremony aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle - Brooklyn, NY - Aug 5, 2011 (credit: Ginny Kosola / WCBS 880)

The Eagle is carrying 140 cadets from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., from which it departed in May for its 75th anniversary voyage to Europe.

The Eagle was built in 1936 as the Horst Wessel in Hamburg, Germany, one of the spots it visited during the voyage. The U.S. claimed it among WW II reparations and re-commissioned it in 1946.

LINK: Details From The U.S. Coast Guard

It’s scheduled to leave New York on Monday.

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  1. Swab Dad says:

    Congratulations to the Swabs sailing from New Bedford, MA to NYC and back to the Eagle’s home port in New London!

  2. bday55 says:

    I saw it this morning from my gym. I guess the sails work and everything cause they were under power. There’s a couple like it at the Seaport.

  3. a swab's aunt says:

    welcome to the permanent crew and cadets from the us coast guard academy! a nephew was on board for the segment of the trip that went from london, to iceland, to nova scotia to boston. what an experience. thanks to all aboard the eagle for serving their country. may you have smooth sailing for your return trip to new london

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