Coast Guard cutter on view in Newport; only active square rigger in US government service

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NEWPORT, R.I. - The U.S. government's only active square rigger will be on view and open for public tours in Newport.

The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle arrived on Friday morning.

The 295-foot-long tall ship will be at the city's State Pier 9 through the weekend.

It was built in 1936 in Hamburg, Germany, for the German Navy and taken by the United States as a war reparation after World War II.

It is now used as a floating classroom for future officers of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Organizations: U.S. Coast Guard, German Navy

Geographic location: United States, Newport, NEWPORT, R.I. Hamburg Germany

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