Alan D. Hutchison and Kaiulani

A graduate of George Washington University School of Law, Alan Hutchison was a practicing lawyer in Washington, DC, in the early 1960s when he became involved with a group hoping to revitalize the waterfront of the nation’s capital, a plan that included bringing a historic sailing ship to connect visitors with America’s maritime origins. Hutchison…

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Coast Guard Eagle

USCGC Eagle is the seventh US Coast Guard cutter to bear the name in a proud line dating back to 1792. The ship was built in 1936 by the Blohm + Voss Shipyard in Hamburg, Germany, and commissioned as Horst Wessel. Now known as the Barque Eagle, she is a 295-foot vessel used as a…

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At the Helm

Walter Cronkite (1916-2009) History’s the most exciting story we can know. It’s our own story, after all, and bringing that story to life for people is our job. We in this society must do more to meet that challenge. – Walter Cronkite Walter Leland Cronkite Jr., broadcast journalist and American icon, loved sailing and the…

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Star of India

The Star of India is the world’s oldest active sailing ship. She began her life on the stocks at Ramsey Shipyard in the Isle of Man in 1863. Iron ships were experiments of sorts then, with most vessels still being built of wood. Within five months of laying her keel, the ship was launched into her…

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