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Tall ship arrives in St. Petersburg

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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.


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