USCG tall ship and Heritage Fleet to sail into the bay today


You just might see this from West Seattle shores as the vessels head toward Pier 66 this afternoon: The Coast Guard Academy “tall ship” Eagle (photo above) — billed as “the only square-rigger in U.S. government service” — making a one-day Seattle stop on its way to Tall Ships Tacoma (no public tours here, alas), accompanied by a three-boat Coast Guard Heritage Fleet. This USCG media advisory has details on the ships and says Eagle will arrive around 3:30 pm. (You can also read more about this Heritage Fleet here.) 3:45 PM UPDATE: We are at Duwamish Head and not seeing the ships yet. Two USCG choppers are flying together toward Magnolia Bluff, though, so maybe it’s soon.

7 Replies to "USCG tall ship and Heritage Fleet to sail into the bay today"

  • JoB July 1, 2008 (8:49 am)

    anyone besides me want to go see this?

    i’ll leave the dogs home:)

  • DALYDBL July 1, 2008 (9:14 am)

    Cool! I’m going to check it out.

  • Layne July 1, 2008 (10:01 am)

    grrrr to tall ships tacoma. Why did they have to have this festival the same weekend as the CWB’s wooden boat festival? Granted- many truly “tall” ships wouldn’t fit under the Aurora Bridge, but i’m sure the Adventuress, Lady Washington, and Zodiac have been lured down south — just to name a few.

    Ok. Griping done.

    I suppose it’s a pain to get through the locks.

  • Jim Clark July 1, 2008 (11:02 am)

    Any info about tomorrow as to what time and what route they are taking when they move to Tacoma?


  • WSB July 1, 2008 (2:44 pm)

    Not at this point – I linked everything I possibly had. But later if things calm down a little bit I’ll see if Coast Guard media relations can tell anything.

  • KatieY July 1, 2008 (3:17 pm)

    I want to see it! I might just have to see picutes though. If they were to park on the CG base I would deffentaly go.

  • Pablo Avanzini July 2, 2008 (2:29 pm)

    Haven´t had a chance to see the Eagle under full sail but fortunately I’ve seen the other three of four ships built by the German Navy; Portugal’s Sagres, the Gorch Fock (now the Tovarishch of Ukraine) and Romanian Navy’s Mircea. Absolutely beautiful. Regards!

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