ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia city is preparing to welcome a U.S. Coast Guard tall ship to its docks.
The city of Alexandria announced Friday that the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle will visit September 4-8, as part of an East Coast tour.
The ship is scheduled to pass through the Woodrow Wilson drawbridge that carries the Capital Beltway across the Potomac River and dock at Robinson Landing.
The city recommends Jones Point Park, Fords Landing City Park or Point Lumley Park as good places to watch the arrival.
The Eagle, built in Germany in 1936, was taken as war reparation by the U.S. and is the largest tall ship flying the U.S. flag.
Free tours of the ship will be conducted on Sept. 4 and Sept. 6.