Thursday, June 12, 2014
USCGC Eagle To Visit FEC Slip, Marc Sarnoff Invites You To the Park Opening and Ship Arrival. By Geniusofdespair
Come Join Us to Celebrate A Soft Opening of Museum Park! By Marc Sarnoff
On Saturday June 14, the iconic United States Coast Guard Cutter Eagle will visit the FEC Slip next to Museum Park. The vessel, used to train future coast guard officers, will dock at 10:45 a.m. followed immediately by a welcome ceremony and press conference. Please come and help us give the Coast Guard a warm reception and to celebrate a soft opening of Museum Park, which is nearing completion.
After the welcome ceremony on the pier, the ship will be open to touring by the public from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. If you cannot make it on Saturday, the ship will host public tours on Sunday and Monday from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. before departing Tuesday morning, June 17th.
June 14th is also Flag Day, a day set aside to acknowledge and pay respects to our national flag. I cannot think of a more patriotic soft opening of Museum Park than to host the Coast Guard's premier training vessel for four days, including Flag Day, at the FEC Slip.
This is what we envisioned the only deep water slip in Miami could be used for: to attract historic ships for our citizens to discover and enjoy. We look forward to this event and to the separate grand opening of the park that will occur in the near future. Please come out and experience a fun-filled morning and afternoon for the whole family.
Here is the schedule of the USCGC Eagle at the FEC Slip for reference:
10:00 a.m.: Moor starboard side to Museum Park
10:45 a.m.: Arrival
11:30 a.m.: Welcome Ceremony and Press Conference
1 p.m. - 5 p.m.: Public Tours
7 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Coast Guard Foundation Reception
1 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Public Tours
Commissioner Mark Sarnoff told the Beckham Group the slip was off the table before the press conference Tuesday, because of events just like this one. Let's be polite here, I mean it.