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  • Campus: Crown Park/Yeaton Memorial
    Park Crown Park is named after Captain Robert Crown After retiring from the Navy Captain Crown held the position of National President of the Navy League and also earned two Navy Distinguished Public Service Awards for his humanitarian efforts The park is home to several monuments to the Coast Guard among them is the Wars and Conflicts Memorial a black granite obelisk depicting wartime scenes of service Captain Hopley Yeaton Memorial Here lies the first officer commissioned under the Constitution by George Washington into the Revenue Cutter Service which is the forerunner of the modern day Coast Guard He was originally buried in Lubec Maine but in 1975 his burial site was threatened by modernization The Corps of Cadets sailed the Barque Eagle to Lubec where his remains were exhumed and laid to rest here When cadets become members of the Square Root Club at the Academy their GPA is low enough so that when the square root of it is taken the value increases they take an overnight vigil to the grave and sleep on top of it Legend has it that Hopley Yeaton will bestow upon them the knowledge they need to improve their GPA Cadets in the

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  • Campus: Directions, Hours and More
    Yeaton Memorial Directions Hours and More Coast Guard Museum Directions Hours and More The campus is in New London Connecticut on the western shore of the Thames River It has 26 buildings on 103 acres of land Halfway between New York City and Boston Massachusetts the Academy is easily accessible by plane train bus or car Our address is U S Coast Guard Academy 31 Mohegan Ave New London CT

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  • Campus: United States Coast Guard Museum
    Yankee Magazine s 2013 Editors Choice Awards admission is free and the facility is handicap accessible The 4 000 square foot facility has an extensive collection of ship models uniforms medals and paintings The original 1936 figurehead from the Academy s sail training vessel the USCGC Eagle is a highlight One of the largest figureheads displayed in an American museum it hangs as if mounted on the bow of a ship Other attractions include a massive Third Order Fresnel lens from a lighthouse in the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior a Francis Life Car which was used to make rescuing lives at sea safer and more successful an early 20th Century Life Saving Service Banner and a small boat used during dramatic rescues following the Hurricane Katrina disaster Visitors come to the Academy to observe morning and evening colors watch sporting events attend a chapel service or visit memorials installed on the 103 acre campus overlooking the Thames River On certain Friday afternoons in the spring and fall the Corps of Cadets perform regimental reviews that are open to the public and which visitors are highly encouraged to attend For information hours and location of the museum call 860 444 8511 Government issued photo identification drivers license passport military ID etc is needed to enter the grounds of the Academy Minor children do not have to show identification Please note that due to security procedures international visitors are requested to make an appointment with the curator before visiting the museum The museum is open year round Monday through Friday 9 a m to 4 p m and on Saturday from 10 a m to 4 p m From June through August the Museum is open every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 a m to 4 p

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  • About: Campus Map
    Development Leadership Development Center Legal Office Medical Clinic Personnel Support Small Arms Range Campus Landmarks Bear Plaza Bertholf Plaza Crown Park Yeaton Memorial Directions Hours and More Coast Guard Museum Campus Map An aerial view of the campus and a legend appear below Click to open a PDF of the campus map and legend sized to 8 5 x 11 paper UNITED STATES COAST GUARD ACADEMY 31 MOHEGAN AVENUE NEW

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  • Eagle: Captain' s Welcome
    the largest tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes and the only square rigger in U S government service A three masted barque Eagle s foremast and mainmast carry square sails and her mizzenmast carries fore and aft sails The ship was built in 1936 in Germany and commissioned as Horst Wessel one of three sail training ships operated by the pre World War II German navy At the close of World War II Horst Wessel was taken as a war reparation by the United States recommissioned as the U S Coast Guard Cutter Eagle and has trained thousands of Coast Guard men and women ever since 1946 Eagle provides an unparalleled at sea leadership and professional development experience for future officers of the U S Coast Guard one of the smallest but arguably the busiest of the U S armed forces A seasoned permanent crew of seven officers and 50 enlisted personnel maintain the ship and provide a strong base of knowledge and seamanship for the training of up to 150 cadets or officer candidates at a time Augmented by temporary crew during our training deployments Eagle routinely sails with over 230 hands on board Eagle offers our future

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  • Eagle: Captain Matthew Meilstrup Biography
    The Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University Business Administration from Regis University and Strategic Studies from the Marine Corps War College Upon commissioning Captain Meilstrup served as a Deck Watch Officer and the Operations Officer aboard USCGC Gentian home ported in Atlantic Beach North Carolina Subsequent afloat assignments include Operations Officer in the U S Navy Exchange Program aboard the USS Sirocco a Cyclone class patrol boat in Little Creek Virginia Navigator of Eagle from 2001 to 2002 and Executive Officer of USCGC Jarvis WHEC 725 in Honolulu Hawaii Additionally he has commanded four cutters USCGC Point Huron also based out of Little Creek USCGC Sassafras WLB 401 in Guam USCGC Sequoia WLB 215 as a member of the commissioning crew also in Guam and USCGC Confidence WMEC 619 home ported in Port Canaveral Florida Assignments ashore include Company Officer at the U S Coast Guard Academy in New London Connecticut and Regional Advisor in the Coast Guard Headquarters International Affairs office He also served as the Chief of the Homeland Defense Division and Coast Guard Liaison in the Joint Chiefs of Staff J3 Directorate for Operations Captain Meilstrup s commendations include a variety

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  • Eagle: About the Eagle
    time since World War II in the summer of 2005 to an enthusiastic welcome Built during the twilight era of sail the design and construction of Eagle embody centuries of development in the shipbuilder s art The hull is steel four tenths of an inch thick There are two full length steel decks with a platform deck below The raised forecastle and quarterdeck are made of three inch thick teak over steel as are the weather decks Eagle eagerly takes to the elements for which she was designed Effortlessly and gracefully she drives under full sail in the open ocean at speeds up to 17 knots When in homeport in New London Eagle rests alongside a pier on the Thames River near the U S Coast Guard Academy The Academy was originally founded in 1876 when nine students boarded the Revenue Cutter Dobbin A series of cutters followed the Dobbin and in 1932 a permanent shore facility was established at its present site on land donated by the New London community Approximately 1 000 men and women attend the Academy all of whom sail at one time or another on America s only active duty square rigger Eagle offers future officers the opportunity to put into practice the navigation engineering and other professional theory they have previously learned in the classroom Upper class trainees exercise leadership and service duties normally handled by junior officers while underclass trainees fill crew positions of a junior enlisted person such as helm watches at the huge wooden wheels used to steer the vessel Everyone who trains on Eagle experiences a character building experience To maneuver Eagle under sail the crew must handle more than 22 000 square feet of sail and five miles of rigging Over 200 lines control the sails and yards and

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  • Eagle: Design Dimensions
    Fuel oil 23 402 gallons Anchors 3 500 lbs port 4 400 lbs starboard Rigging 6 miles standing and running Height of mainmast 147 3 feet Height of foremast 147 3 feet Height of mizzenmast 132 0 feet Fore and main yard 78 8 feet Speed under power 10 knots Speed under full sail 17 knots Sail area 22 300 square feet Engine 1 000 horsepower diesel Caterpillar D399 engine

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