The Coast Guard barque Eagle recently returned to Fort Trumbull after an overhaul at Sub Base New London, but the tall ship will soon depart again for its 2013 voyages.
The Eagle will depart in March when the spring officer candidate class sails to Savannah, Ga. This voyage will run from March 8-24, with the Savannah port of call scheduled for March 15-18.
The third class cadet training schedule will leave New London on May 11 and will run through July 27. The ship will first sail to the Caribbean before making a phase change of cadets in St. Petersburg, Fla. and heading to Canada.
A fourth class cadet sail will run from that July 27 to Aug. 16 while the fall officer candidate class will sail in September. The ports of call for these voyages have not yet been determined.
Ports of call and dates of visits are subject to change based on availability and other factors, but the current schedule is:
- March 15-18: Savannah, Ga.
- May 24-27: Tortola, British Virgin Islands
- May 31-June 3: Aruba
- June 7-8: Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
- June 14-17: St. Petersburg, Fla.
- June 28-July 1: Bermuda
- July 11-14: St. Pierre Island
- July 19-22: Halifax, Nova Scotia
- July 26-29: Boston, Mass.
The Eagle, which was built in Germany in 1936, has been in New London since it was taken by the United States after World War II.