Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle, Band coming to New Bedford

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, ‘America’s Tall Ship,’ is scheduled to visit New Bedford, Aug. 10-13.

The 295-foot Barque Eagle is set to dock at the State Pier Friday, Aug. 10, and will have the following free and public tour schedule:

Friday, Aug. 10, 1-4 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 12, 1 -5 p.m.

The Coast Guard Band will perform a series of pop-up concerts on Friday throughout the towns of New Bedford and Fairhaven.

Additionally, there will be a free concert on Saturday at 6 p.m. in front of City Hall in Fairhaven. Audience members are encouraged to bring a chair or blanket. In the event of bad weather, the concert will be moved inside to Elizabeth Hastings Jr. High gymnasium.

The Coast Guard Band is made up of 55 musicians and located at the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut.

A permanent crew of eight officers and 57 enlisted personnel maintain the Eagle and guide Coast Guard Academy cadets through an underway and in-port training schedule, dedicated to learning the skills of navigation, damage control, watchstanding, engineering, and deck seamanship.