Eagle & Company
Project info

In 1998, the U.S. Coast Guard's sail training vessel EAGLE made history in two unique ways: for the first time, a company of enlisted recruits completed their basic training under sail at sea, rather than at a base ashore; and during the same cruise to the Caribbean, a contingent of U.S. Navy sailors from the U.S.S. CONSTITUTION joined the ship's company to learn square rig sailing techniques they could later use aboard their own vessel which had recently been restored to sailing condition. In command of the EAGLE during these joint accomplishments was a future Commandant of the Coast Guard, Admiral Robert Papp.