Welcome to day 80 of 365 photos…I caught a few photos of the Coast Guard Barque Eagle this morning as it was leaving the Morehead City, NC port after a weekend of show and tell for area residents.Camera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 65mm – Aperture: f/8.0 – Shutter Speed: 1/1000 second – ISO: 400
The three-masted barque is 295′ long and is used as a training vessel. According to the US Coast Guard Academy website, “Eagle is the largest tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes and the only square-rigger in U.S. government service. A three-masted barque, Eagle’s foremast and mainmast carry square sails and her mizzenmast carries fore-and-aft sails. The ship was built in 1936 in Germany, and commissioned as Horst Wessel, one of three sail training ships operated by the pre-World War II German navy. At the close of World War II, Horst Wessel was taken as a war reparation by the United States, recommissioned as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle and sailed to New London, Connecticut, – our homeport ever since.”
Morehead City was the first port call on this years training schedule. They will now return to New London, CT for cadet final exams and then continue on with the summer training schedule. They are scheduled to visit the following places this summer:
- May 21-24: San Juan, Puerto Rico
- May 28-31: Oranjestad, Aruba
- June 7-10: Cozumel, Mexico
- June 14-17: Miami, Florida
- June 28-July 1: Sydney, Canada
- July 4-7: St. Johns, Canada
- July 18-21: New York City, New York
- July 24-28: Bourne, Massachusetts
- August 1-4: Rockland, Maine
- September 4-6: Yorktown, Virginia
- September 11-15: Baltimore, Maryland
While we were there, a Coast Guard helicopter was flying over so I shot a photo of it. Mr. B spent much of his Army career as a helicopter pilot so we always pay attention when one is around.I took the next photo as the vessel was turning the corner. I don’t know if you can tell but everyone was wearing a jacket. Temps were around 60° but wow – we may have been on the beach but it was really cold out there and NOT beach weather.It would have been nice to see the sails up but that was not to be today. Maybe next time.
Glad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.
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