The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship,” will be moored in Savannah during the St. Patrick's Day celebrations this weekend.
Beginning Friday, the Eagle will be moored at 124 W River St., and be open to the public for tours during the weekend.
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.
With more than 22,300 square feet of sail and six miles of rigging, the Eagle has served as an afloat classroom to future Coast Guard officers since 1946. A permanent crew of eight officers and 50 enlisted personnel maintain the ship and train up to 150 cadets at a time in the skills of navigation, damage control, engineering, and deck seamanship.
Public tours of the Eagle are scheduled for:
• 2-4 p.m. Friday
• 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday
• 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday