Years ago, I lived in New London, Connecticut on the Thames River. This ship is so magnificent and should be considered a national treasure. It was commissioned on May 15, 1946. Its mission is to train Coast Guard Cadets. Its an awesome sight to see move up the Thames River and out towards Long Island Sound. Keep Up the Great Work Coasties! Errr...Guardians!
This is a short "behind the scenes" high definition music video of the United States Coast Guard Cutter "Barque Eagle". This footage was shot during a two week cruise between July 13th and July 27th 2007. The cruise began in Veracruz, Mexico and ended in Miami, Florida.
This short, rough cut footage is part of a much longer documentary of the US Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle. The feature length film is scheduled to be completed by July 2008.
More Information on the Coast Guard Homepage:
U.S. Coast Guard Barque Eagle (WIX-327)
“Screw that dumb old boat.”
"Coasties" is an obsolete term (2009) for members of the United States Coast Guard (Active, Reserve, Auxiliary, Retired, or ex-member). By order of the Commandant in 2009, its use was replaced by "Guardian"