Jenna Lee goes aboard 'America's tall ship'
Tour of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle
- Duration 4:03
- Date May 25, 2012
Tour of U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle
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Memorial Day weekend -- upon -- and fleet week is in full swing right here in the Big Apple.
I celebrating the achievements of our brave men and women in uniform and I had the privilege privilege that the deep privilege recently at taking a climb.
-- the US Coast Guard cutter eagle.
The eagle is called America's tall ship.
For a reason take a look.
Captain -- this is one -- the oldest.
-- in the -- for the Coast Guard -- 76ers.
And what does this should be round -- -- her primary mission is to -- coastguard academy cadet.
Us and Coast Guard officer candidates basically cranking them with the -- teaching -- teamwork leadership.
And all the various scales navigation firefighting.
Routine of the day I have seen so that they can -- -- Coast Guard -- -- obviously -- issue like this going to battle.
-- -- I get good.
She was actually built as a training ship -- by Germany.
The opening month civil courts she was a war reparations in the United States afterwards and.
They no longer efficient they're going to battle absorb it we often think that because -- -- think and act and the video that you might see and people being rescued at sea.
I'm the people that do that rescuing active members of the Coast Guard I have some of the -- on this and.
Absolutely when you meet an officer on the Coast Guard usually.
In charge of a ship for us.
Sector and one of your major ports they more than likely -- trained on board eagle.
Because it takes so many people to handle eagles' 23 sales.
It naturally lends itself to teamwork coordination and communication and -- how many people would be -- -- -- it -- -- time.
I normally sale during the summer anywhere between 205 and 230.
How how challenging is that -- in person out.
Yes absolutely -- -- the -- is a community in its own right hand so you have to deal you get to see each other at your best in -- worse and you get to see the ocean.
At her best and worst that's what I think -- -- the scariest part of me standing up here during a storm.
Would be really nerve -- have you been -- some really bad storms and some that scenes we certainly absolutely.
Two years ago we -- the back side of hurricane Alex we had a wonderful.
Ride it was rough but it was -- -- ship was traveling fourteen knots for two days straight.
And we tore across the Gulf of Mexico and.
Again there were perhaps a few that -- seasick and there are moments -- everyone was uncomfortable but everyone's got crazy stories to tell about it.
What do you think Americans just know about me.
Those currently do well we're we're proud to be part of the three sisters -- services -- -- the Marine Corps and Coast Guard.
And we've been around serving together.
Since the war of 1812 when it was the revenue marine the Marines and the US navy.
As matter of fact this weekend fleet week New York is.
Part of our commemoration of the bicentennial of the war of eighteen to.
What does it mean memorial stadium.
Gosh I mean for me.
When I get stopped on the street and someone says thank you for your service all I can says I'm honored to be able to -- For me I always think back to my father who served in Vietnam and obviously.
All those who served in world war two and the hardships they faced and really.
For Memorial Day I really think they're the ones that to honor the most certainly.
Those men and women right now.
Better over in the Middle East and another conflict areas in the world they're the ones that.
We should always -- thinking of first and foremost and with the hope that that young men and women that are training on eagle here.
I don't want -- -- -- Standing -- for that service.
Well said captain Jones and thank you captain Jones and his entire crew for letting us.
Take -- time there we appreciate it we'll be right back.