Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Aboard the Eagle- Helm

New London, CT

The US Coast Guard barque Eagle is 295 feet long.  I guess you can't steer a ship of that length with only one helm.  This was only one of two "helm stations" I found while taking my self guided tour.  This one is located amidships.  There is also a single-wheeled helm located aft.  

1 comment:

  1. In heavy weather I'm sure it takes many hands to man the wheel. A ship this size must have huge pressures on the rudder. The mid-ship location keeps helmsmen from being washed overboard.