Swab Summer


In late June, the nearly 300 members of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2021 started their Swab Summer, an intense seven weeks of training meant to transition students from civilian life into their new roles as Coast Guard Academy cadets. Toward the end of the training period, the cadets spent a week sailing aboard the USCGC Eagle from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Portland, Maine.

This video by The Day has more about the cadets’ time on board:

Last year, 150 Coast Guard Academy cadets sailed the USCGC Eagle on a 17-day voyage from New London, Connecticut, to Dublin, Ireland. You can read about the voyage in Soundings’ August 2016 issue