Tall ship arrives in St. Petersburg - WFLA News Channel 8

Tall ship arrives in St. Petersburg

Posted: Updated:
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (WFLA) -

A 295-foot Coast Guard tall ship is moored at the Port of St. Petersburg.

The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, known as "America's Tall Ship and seagoing classroom for future officers in training", is visiting the port.

Free public tours of the Eagle will be available on Friday, June 14, from 2 to 8:30 p.m. and on Sunday, June 16, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

According to the City of St. Petersburg, tours will not be held on Saturday.  That's when cadets will trade places with more than 120 of their classmates to begin six weeks of similar training during a scheduled cadet phase change. 

After stowing their gear, the new cadets will be welcomed aboard during a five-hour School of the Ship training session.  They will learn how to haul lines, set more than 23,500 square feet of sail, and climb six miles of ship's rigging.

FOLLOW US ON TWITTER: @wflatampa

  • NewsMore>>

  • Girl, 9, hit by plane on Venice beach dies from injuries

    Girl, 9, hit by plane on Venice beach dies from injuries

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:59:36 GMT
    Ommy Irizarry with daughter Oceana - Courtesy InstagramOmmy Irizarry with daughter Oceana - Courtesy Instagram
    9-year-old Oceana Irizzary, who was critically injured in the plane crash off Caspersen Beach in Venice on Sunday afternoon, has died.
    9-year-old Oceana Irizzary, who was critically injured in the plane crash off Caspersen Beach in Venice on Sunday afternoon, has died.
  • Defense: No evidence McTear killed baby

    Defense: No evidence McTear killed baby

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:08 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:08:42 GMT
    Richard McTear in court Tuesday (pool photo)Richard McTear in court Tuesday (pool photo)
    After the state rested its case in the Richard McTear murder trial Monday, the defense began presenting its case.
    After the state rested its case in the Richard McTear murder trial Monday, the defense began presenting its case.
  • Date of this year's Knight Parade is no sweetheart deal for some Ybor Business owners

    Date of this year's Knight Parade is no sweetheart deal for some Ybor Business owners

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:37 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:37:38 GMT
    Facebook Photo: Knights of St. Yago Knight ParadeFacebook Photo: Knights of St. Yago Knight Parade
    It's a scheduling issue for some, a relationship problem for others and a lost revenue opportunity for business owners.This year the Knights of St. Yago Knight Parade will be held on February 14-th.Several restaurant owners in Ybor are not happy with the date
    It's a scheduling issue for some, a relationship problem for others and a lost revenue opportunity for business owners.This year the Knights of St. Yago Knight Parade will be held on February 14-th.Several restaurant owners in Ybor are not happy with the date
Powered by WorldNow

200 South Parker Street, Tampa, FL 33606

Telephone: 813.228.8888
Fax: 813.225.2770
Email: news@wfla.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.