CASCO BAY, Maine- 8/4/17 -- The 295-foot U.S. Coast Barque Eagle sailed into Portland Harbor on Friday morning in scattered clouds. They opened for tours Saturday and Sunday.
"We are thrilled with the chance to host the crew and cadets of 'America's Tall ship,'" said Capt. Michael Baroody, commander of Coast Guard Sector Northern New England. "Portland has a strong maritime heritage."
Commanded by Capt. Matthew Meilstrup, the officers and permanent crew of Eagle train in seafaring using basics of wind power and traditional navigation.
Cadets sail on Eagle for one to eight weeks, along with their instructors. Eagle recently toured Canada to celebrate the country's 150th anniversary. They sailed for New York City on Monday. Photo by Roger S. Duncan for the Forecaster