America’s Tall Ship USCGC Barque Eagle Tours - Port of Pensacola
700 S. Barrancas St. Pensacola, FL
America’s Tall Ship, the USCGC Barque Eagle. The ship will moor in downtown Pensacola at Plaza De Luna from June 2-5, 2022. This will coincide with and allow Eagle to participate in the beginning of Fiesta Pensacola festivities. The visit will include free public ship tours to which the community is welcome. The Eagle is the seventh U.S. Coast Guard cutter to bear the name in a proud line dating back to one of the original Revenue Cutters built in 1792. The square-rigged barque was built by the Blohm and Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, and originally commissioned as Horst Wessel in 1936. The steel-hulled ship was taken as a war reparation after World War II, and a U.S. Coast Guard crew – aided by the German crew still on board – sailed the tall ship from Bremerhaven to New London. The Ship arrives on June 2 at10:00 with and tours will begin at 1pm. On June 3rd and 4th Military and First Responders are invited to early touring from 10:00 am to 11:00 am each day.