We were fortunate enough to be in position as we watched the U.S. Coast Guard Eagle cast off and head to sea. The Eagle is the only active duty commissioned sailing vessel in the U.S. military. With 22,245 square feet of sail and more than 20 miles of rigging, the Eagle serves as a seagoing classroom for future Coast Guard officers. The Eagle was built in 1936 and is 295 feet long. It's home port is New London, Connecticut.
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