Seascout-Net Mail Archive for July of 1999: Re: USCGC EAGLE
Re: USCGC EAGLE
Sun, 11 Jul 1999 13:14:49 -0700
I envy those who got to see Eagle arrive at SF!
In talking with one of her female crew at dockside, she explained that
Eagle was moving too fast for safety, and struck sails to reduce speed.
When Eagle visited Charleston, SC in 1976 for Bicentennial celebrations, I
circumnavigated her in my 14 ft. dinghy with family on board. We could hear
Eagle crew talking on board as they unfurled sail in the early morning still
air off the Battery, while waiting their USCG escort past Fort Sumter. Quite
a sight, and still a gorgeous ship. If you think the currents in SF are
strong, try Charleston Harbor. I once got a letter from a British freight
line that said they were "loathe to enter Charleston" due to the two rivers
plus tide forces that race past Fort Sumter.
The young lady crew also informed me that numerous swastikas have been
covered up all over the ship with plaques, figureheads, etc.
SSS90 Chaser, Napa CA
From: SSSGryphon@aol.com <SSSGryphon@aol.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Sunday, July 11, 1999 11:56 AM
Subject: Re: USCGC EAGLE
>I also was at the golden gate to see the tall ships sail in. All sailed in
>except the Eagle. All the others were under full sail, the Eagle had a few
>sails up for appearance only. The Tall ships are a site to behold. If you
>have the chance don't miss them.
>Skipper SSS Gryphon
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