ALERTThe U.S. Coast Guard's Eagle, the only tall...

TALL SHIP

May 20, 1994|By Holton F. Brown

TALL SHIP ALERT

The U.S. Coast Guard's Eagle, the only tall sailing ship owned by the federal government, is scheduled to arrive in the Inner Harbor Thursday morning and stay through the Memorial Day weekend.

The Eagle is the first of several tall ships and more contemporary foreign ships to visit the Inner Harbor this season under the auspices of Baltimore Operation Sail.

You'll be able to tour the Eagle -- which is nearly as long as a football field -- from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through May 28 (details on May 27). The Eagle will arrive about 9:30 a.m. Thursday, with welcoming ceremonies scheduled for 12:30 p.m.

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy uses the ship, which has a crew of 112 Coast Guard cadets, 59 enlisted men and 11 officers, for training. The Eagle carries more than 20,000 square feet of sail and more than 20 miles of rigging.

B-I-G FLAG EVENT

By the midday's bright light, 3,800 elementary school students from Maryland will assemble at noon Tuesday at Fort McHenry to create a living flag covering an area bigger than a football field.

The event is the first of several organized by the National Flag Day Foundation to culminate on Flag Day, June 14, with the National Pause for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Some students from the first staging of this event in 1914 will attend.

The flag will be the original 15-stripe, 15-star flag flown over the Fort during the last significant British visit in 1814. The red and white stripes of the flag will include students from 100 public, private and parochial schools from Baltimore and 15 counties. The white stars will be held by students from all the counties and Baltimore City.

OLD STUFF

The Baltimore chapter of Hadassah is operating "Hadassah at The Harbor" from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at The Warehouse, 1300 Jackson St., at the corner of Key Highway across from Harborview Marina. This event will include free services such as appraisals of antiques and collectibles, decorating advice, demonstrations of sculpture, rare gemstones and flower arranging. Antiques, crafts and plants will be sold. Admission and parking are free. Information: 484-9590.

PREAKNESS PARTY

The 119th Preakness is tomorrow, but one of the parties is tonight -- a musical blast beginning at 5 p.m. at the Harborview Marina.

The Preakness Eve Jam will feature a '60s music revival topped by the Turtles. Paul Revere and the Raiders, and Gary Puckett and the Union Gap also will perform.

Local groups begin performing at 5 p.m., with the national acts taking stage at 7 p.m. The concert is to end around 11 p.m.

Tickets are $10 at the gate. The Harborview Marina is at 1225 Key Highway on the south side of the Inner Harbor. Tickets can be bought at TicketMaster locations. Information: 837-3030.

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