America’s Tall Ship,the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, will visit the Old Town Alexandria waterfront in September. This Coast Guard vessel is the largest tall ship flying the American flag and the only actively commissioned sailing vessel in the U.S. military service. As part of Eagle‘s tour of the East Coast she will dock at Robinson Landing (1 Duke) and offer free tours.
The City recommends viewing the arrival of the ship from Jones Point Park, Fords Landing City Park, or Point Lumley Park in historic Old Town. The City also stated that the tall ship was “built in Hamburg, Germany, in 1936, Eagle was taken as a war reparation by the U.S. and re-commissioned by the U.S. Coast Guard. The ship then sailed to New London, Conn., its permanent homeport ever since. As a training vessel and goodwill ambassador, Eagle has offered generations of Coast Guard Academy cadets and officer candidates a unique experience at sea.”
America’s Tall Ship will arrive in Old Town on Labor Day (Monday, September 4th) at approximately 9:30 in the morning (she will pass through the Woodrow Wilson Bridge around 8:30 am). And will host tours from 1 – 8 o’clock that day. The ship will also have tours on Wednesday, September 6th, from 10 am until 7 pm. Tours are free and no tickets required. Eagle will depart Alexandria at 4:15 am on Friday, September 8th, and sail to Baltimore.
The City of Alexandria and EYA are co-hosting Eagle’s visit to our port city. EYA owns the pier where America’s Tall Ship will dock. EYA is the developer of Robinson Terminal South, now known as Robinson Landing which will be opening this Fall. Robinson Landing riverfront development is set to offer fine dining and retail, a public waterfront promenade, as well as waterfront condominiums and townhouses with elevators.
Robinson Landing images from EYA
For up-to-date information about Eagle’s visit you can go to VisitAlexandriaVA.com/tall-ship-eagle.
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