|U.S. Coast Guard Tall Ship, Eagle, will be docked at the FEC slip that Beckham and investors want to fill in. Remember it was Carlos Gimenez pushing the idea to Beckham.|
Once a German ship in 1936, it is now part of the spoils of war. They restored the parlor of the 295 foot ship as it was when Hitler occupied it. It is eeire to visit the ship and think of its history when you are in it. The US got the tall ship in May 1946. "The USCGC Eagle (WIX-327) (formerly the SSS Horst Wessel) is a 295-foot barque used as a training cutter for future officers of the United States Coast Guard. She is the only active commissioned steel hulled sailing vessel in American military service."
You can visit the ship after its arrival on June 14th at 10a.m. It Departs June 17th. I would suppose the slip will be guarded by the Coast Guard, will find out for you. Don't know if kayaks will be allowed but you can certainly picnic nearby and visit the ship. Last time the Eagle was in town it had thousands of visitors a day, many were school children. I wonder if David Beckham will tour the ship.
The Coast Guard HAS JUST REQUESTED THAT NO ONE FROM THE PUBLIC ENTER THE SLIP WITH WATERCRAFT WHILE THE EAGLE IS THERE.
Here is the history of the FEC slip with some great photos from Curbed Miami, I have a suspicion some photos are mine, and mention of an early deed.