A Perfect Lady

by Tido Holtkamp

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A pictorial history of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle with over 280 photographs. Since 1946, the U.S. Coast Guard has used the Barque Eagle for training their cadets and officer candidates. Over the years she has represented the United States of America at birthday and anniversary celebrations of states and cities not only in the United States, but all over the world. She has led many tall ship parades and has acted as the U.S.A. ambassador on numerous other occasions. Built in Germany in 1936 as the Horst Wessel, Eagle was taken as a war prize following World War II. Since then she has had a long distinguished career as America's Tall Ship.

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