U.S.S. COAST GUARD
"BARK EAGLE"

ITEM # GM-00
"THE BARK EAGLE"
OIL ON CANVAS




 

A beautiful, and original, oil on canvas, of the Coast Guard Training Vessel
"Bark Eagle"
painted sometime prior to its commission on May 15th 1946, by
"PETER SHERLOCK"
A well known artist of the Rochester , New York area.
(Note the Red Coast Guard Stripe had not yet been added to her bow)

It took the artist three years to complete, often tiring from the vast detail of the work.
The art was eventually placed in a upstate New York Gallery & reluctantly
sold to to a collector, and owner of a boatyard, on Lake Ontario, until its purchase
by Great South Bay Maritime on December 9th, 2006
Signed in the lower right hand corner by the artist , and a brass tag was mounted
at the lower center of the frame.
"U.S. COAST GUARD TRAINING BARK "EAGLE"
The art is
29 1/4" long x 19 1/2" high
The frame is
34 1/2" long x 24 1/2" high
A very welcome new member of
Great South Bay Collection!!!
This wonderful work of art is available for sale
FCPOA-1

PLEASE READ ON ABOUT THIS HISTORIC VESSEL


The Bark Eagle underway at sea in all its splendor

"THE BARK EAGLE"
1936 to Present Day

The Eagle is a three masted sailing Barque.
Its home is the U.S. Coast Guard Training Academy in New London, Connecticut
docked on the Thames River.
It is one of only five training Barques in the world today.
The name 'Eagle" goes back to the early history of the
U.S. Life Saving Service.
The first Eagle was commissioned in 1792, two years after the formation of the Revenue Marine,
which was the forerunner of the Coast Guard.
Today's Eagle is the seventh in a long line of proud cutters to bear the name.
It was built by
BLOHM & VOSS SHIP BUILDERS
HAMBURG, GERMANY
in 1936, originally named the
"HORST WESSEL"
and was taken as a prize by the United States Coast Guard at the end
of World War II, making its long journey from Bremerhaven to New London.
Commissioned by the Coast Guard on May 15th, 1946.
The ship is
295 feet long, with a beam of 39.1 feet & a draft of 17 feet.
1816 gross tons, a steel hull, & 21,350 square feet of sail.
The Eagle serves as a seagoing classroom for approximately 175 cadets & instructors.
It is on the decks & rigging of the Eagle that the young men & women of the academy get
their first taste of salt air & sea life.
The vessel was also displayed  in the 1976 bicentennial parade in New York City
and still to this day an active training vessel for the Coast Guard Academy @ New London.


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