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Stephen B. G

Long time member, and previous forum contributor. I was just listening to the podcast–the terrific episode on the “Sunken Library”–and heard your call for suggestions for topics. Here’s one that you might go after, and that’s the many sail training “school ships” as some have very interesting histories. I’d like to call your attention to one that maintains special memories for me, the USCGC Eagle, previously the Horst Wessel. As a cadet I was on two training cruises aboard Eagle in the 1970’s. Attached is an article from the local New London, CT paper (the Academy is in New London) about the Coast Guard’s acquisition of the Eagle, post-WWII, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Eagle as a Coast Guard cutter.
Stephen Glynn
P.S. in 1980 the original teak decking of the Eagle was replaced, and through a friend there at the shipyard I happened to obtain a foot-long piece of that teak decking which I have here in my study.

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