Public can tour tall ship ‘Eagle' this weekend

The tall ship U.S. Coast Guard cutter Eagle makes a stop in St. Petersburg and will have free public tours today and Sunday as part of its summer training schedule. It is the largest tall ship in U.S. government service and the only square-rigger. Public tours of the vessel will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Port of St. Petersburg next to the Coast Guard station, 250 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. City officials said large crowds are expected, so visitors should be prepared to stand in line. Be advised that this is a working ship, so people with limited mobility will not be able to get around. Large bags of any kind are prohibited on board, and high heels, sandals or flip-flops will not be allowed. Parking is available in the USF St. Petersburg parking garage at Fifth Avenue S just east of Third Street and in nearby USF lots for $5 per vehicle. — Kelly Stefani, Times staff writer


Public can tour tall ship ‘Eagle' this weekend 06/12/13 [Last modified: Friday, June 14, 2013 5:31pm]

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