U.S.C.G. Barque Eagle

Lee spent 3 months aboard, working as a ship's carpenter doing deck maintenance and repairs. It was the first time the USCG hired a civilian to work aboard while underway. Ports of call included New London, Panama, San Diego, the Galapagos, the West Indies and the North Atlantic. Work aboard allowed ample time to sail the ship with officers, crew, & cadets.

Every day was an experience of a lifetime. Eagle was built in 1936 by the Blohm & Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany and commissioned as Horst Wessel, one of three sail training ships operated by Nazi Germany to train cadets for their growing navy.

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