7 photos that capture Eagle’s trip through Massachusetts

It’s been a proud week for the First Coast Guard District.

Over the past several months, crews throughout the district have planned and prepared to welcome Coast Guard Cutter Eagle to New England ports in celebration of its 75th anniversary voyage. With New York only a week away, and despite the operational demands of a busy summer in the district, there is still a lot left to do. But the pay-off so far has been well worth the effort.

“I’m very proud of the work our crews accomplish here in the northeast,” said Rear Adm. Daniel Neptun, commander of the First Coast Guard District. “Having Eagle visit Boston is an opportunity for all of us to enjoy and take pride in our enduring maritime legacy.”

After a July 22 visit to Boston and a July 29 visit to New Bedford, Mass., enjoy seven photos that really capture the experience so far:

 

Eagle arriving in Boston

BOSTON – Coast Guard Cutter Eagle transits through Boston Harbor during their 2011 Summer Training Cruise, July 22, 2011. Eagle was underway on the 2011 Summer Training Cruise, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the 295-foot barque. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Terrell.

 

Reunited at last

BOSTON – Petty Officer 1st Class Terry Crawford, a yeoman aboard Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, hugs his daughter Selah, 5, and his son Jamieson, 8, after arriving in Boston at the Charlestown, Mass., Navy Shipyard from a three-month trip aboard the cutter, July 22, 2011. Eagle was underway on the 2011 Summer Training Cruise, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the 295-foot barque. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Connie Terrell.

 

Eagle next to USS Constitution

BOSTON – Coast Guard Cutter Eagle lies moored next to the USS Constitution at the Charlestown Navy Yard, for a port call during its 2011 Summer Training Cruise, July 22, 2011. Eagle was underway on the 2011 Summer Training Cruise, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the 295-foot barque. U.S. Coast Guard illustration by Chief Petty Officer Jeff Hall.

 

Commanding officer at work

BOSTON - Coast Guard Capt. Eric Jones writes on his hand Monday, July 25, 2011, aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle in Boston. Jones is the commanding officer of the Eagle and wrote lifesaving information down on his hand during an abandon ship exercise. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class NyxoLyno Cangemi

 

Flight formation near Martha's Vineyard

BOSTON - An MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter and an HU-25 Falcon from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod fly over Coast Guard Cutter Eagle off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., July 28, 2011. Eagle was underway on the 2011 Summer Training Cruise, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the 295-foot barque. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Ann Marie Gorden.

 

Auxiliarist looks on

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - A Coast Guard Auxiliarist looks on as Coast Guard Cutter Eagle pulls into port in New Bedford, Mass. The Coast Guard Auxiliary has been a constant support for active duty Coast Guard as Eagle aims to visit three major ports in 15 days. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Joe Klinker.

 

Cadet at work

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. - A Coast Guard Academy cadet aboard Coast Guard Cutter Eagle assists crewmembers in carrying an electronic shore tie onto State Pier in New Bedford, Mass., July 29, 2011. Eagle was underway on the 2011 Summer Training Cruise, which commemorates the 75th anniversary of the 295-foot barque. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Amber Mitchell.