Coast Guard Tall Ship Eagle Relaunched

USCG Eagle

Baltimore Sun: When the Coast Guard’s tall ship Eagle glided under the Key Bridge on Wednesday morning, it looked a lot better than it did when it arrived at the Inner Harbor four months ago.

A fresh coat of white paint covered the upper hull. Six miles of ropes and rigging were tightrope-taut. And from the ship’s bow jutted a regilded eagle, its talons gripping the Coast Guard crest.

“She’s done and she’s looking good,” said John Downes, a Baltimore native who supervised the team of Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard workers that carried out the $5 million refurbishing, from keel to mast tip.

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