A big piece of U.S. Coast Guard history is on the Crystal Coast this weekend.
The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle boasts the title the largest tall ship flying the stars and stripes at a whopping 295 feet long.
The Cutter Eagle was built in Hamburg, Germany 1936 where it was taken by our country as a war reparation after World War II.
Now, the ship serves as a floating classroom of sorts for future Coast Guard Officers, offering at-sea leadership and professional development experience.
The Cutter Eagle is portside and will be at the Morehead City Port Authority Pier from Friday through Monday.
Free tours of the ship are available Friday through Sunday.
Those tours begin Friday at 12-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. -7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
The Cutter Eagle will be leaving our coast Monday at 10:40 a.m.