The US Coast Guard Barque Eagle returns in the fog.
The US Coast Guard Barque Eagle returns in the fog. Credit: Philip Medbery / All Rights Reserved / Not for distribution or republication without written permission / Philip Medbery

This image of the US Coast Guard Barque Eagle returning to New London was captured by Photographer Philip Medbery of Waterford. The building on the left is the New London Ledge Lighthouse, and the small house on the right stands on Hobbs Island and was built by David Hayes, a sailor who, according to the New York Times, once set a record for a trans-Atlantic voyage in 1963.

According to Wikipedia, the Barque Eagle is a 295-foot barque used as a training cutter for future officers of the US Coast Guard, and is one of only two active commissioned sailing vessels in the US military today, along with the USS Constitution, which is ported in Boston Harbor.

Eagle is the seventh Coast Guard cutter to bear the name in a line dating back to 1792, including the Revenue Cutter Eagle.

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