Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

12 NOON TO 5:00 P.M.

  • Ship visitation on board USS COLE at Pier 7, Fort Trumbull State Park
  • Ship visitation on board USCG THUNDER BAY(WTGB 108), 140′ Ice Breaker at Fort Trumbull State Park
  • Visitation on board the 87-foot Coast Guard patrol boat ALBACORE,
  • Ship visitation on board  BOLLARD, a 65-foot small harbor tug

4:00 P.M.

  • USCGA Corps of Cadets Regimental Review in honor of CMHF, USS Cole Officers and USCG THUNDER BAY Officers

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

  • Arrival of Oliver Hazard Perry RI (OHPRI) at City Pier
  • Ship visitation on board USS COLE at Pier 7, Fort Trumbull State Park
  • Ship visitation on board USCG THUNDER BAY (WTGB 108), 140′ Ice Breaker at Fort Trumbull State Park.
  • Ship visitation on board the 87-foot Coast Guard patrol boat ALBACORE,
  • Ship visitation on board  BOLLARD, a 65-foot small harbor tug
  • Deck tours available on board the Oliver Hazard Perry RI (OHPRI) at City Pier ($5/adult, $1 16 and under)
  • Schooners open for visitation or sail off dock, City Pier
  • SUBASE Security Craft open for inspection at floating docks
  • USCG T-boats on display at Custom House Pier

11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.

  • 5th Annual New London Chowder Challenge. Participants include USCG THUNDER BAY and USS COLE, both docked at Pier 7. Other participants will be along Bank Street and New London Waterfront Park.

1:00 P.M.

  • USCG Search and Rescue (SAR) Demonstration on Thames River with helo and small boat participation in full view from Waterfront Park

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10

9:00 A.M.

  • Oliver Hazard Perry RI (OHPRI) boards students and will then join the Parade of Sail prior to departure to Newport, RI

10:30 A.M.

  • Schooners depart in the traditional Parade of Sail to race course off Ocean Beach

12:00 P.M.

  • The Morgan Cup Challenge race begins. Awards Ceremony to take place on board winning ship at conclusion of race. As winner of last year’s race, “Columbia” will be defending her cup again this year

12:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.

  • USS COLE open for tours at Pier 7, Fort Trumbull State Park
  • Ship visitation on board USCG THUNDER BAY(WTGB 108), 140′ Ice Breaker at Fort Trumbull State Park.
  • Visitation on board the 87-foot Coast Guard patrol boat ALBACORE,
  • Ship visitation on board  BOLLARD, a 65-foot small harbor tug