The Eagle, a "tall ship" operated by the U.S. Coast Guard, is scheduled to dock in Alexandria on Monday morning after the Woodrow Wilson Bridge opens to let the three-masted vessel through, officials said.
The Eagle is to through the bridge about 8 a.m. to permit an arrival at Point Lumley Park at the foot of Duke Street about 8:30 a.m., according to the Extraordinary Alexandria website.
Officially the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, and known also as the Coast Guard Barque Eagle, the steel-hulled ship will be open for free tours Monday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., the website said.
Departure will be on Friday and Eagle is to pass through the bridge going down river at 4:45 a.m., the Coast Guard said. Motorists were advised to adjust schedules accordingly.
Capable of making 17 knots under full sail at sea, the the vessel can also be powered by its diesel engine. It is used for both training and to represent the Coast Guard.