New London hosted OpSail 2000 in July of 2000 when nearly one million visitors traveled to the shoreline of Connecticut to sneak a peek at the sailing vessels and partake in festival events. More than 40 tall ships from 14 different countries anchored in the harbor. This year New London will once again have the honor of being the last stop of the National OpSail 2012.
The Coast Guard barque Eagle, whose home port is New London, is due to arrive in New Orleans on schedule Tuesday, for the Bicentennial Commemoration of the War of 1812, despite mechanical problems during its trip.
The Coast Guard’s tall ship Eagle is heading home to Connecticut after spending four months being repaired in Baltimore.
The historic Coast Guard cutter Eagle has started its return trip to North America as part of its 75th anniversary voyage.
The historic Coast Guard cutter Eagle has returned to the land of its origins for its 75th anniversary voyage.