NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The sailing ship known as “America’s Tall Ship” has returned to its home port in Connecticut after undergoing extensive refurbishment in Maryland.

The U.S. Coast Guard barque Eagle returned to City Pier in New London on Thursday.

The Day reports that a ceremony hosted by the National Coast Guard Museum Association was scheduled for Friday evening.

The ship had been in Baltimore since 2014.

Capt. Wes Pulver, the National Coast Guard Museum Association’s president, said in a statement that the Eagle will be a focal point of the waterfront for decades to come. He says thousands of coast guard cadets, officer candidates, maritime students and others have been trained on it.

New London has been the ship’s home port since 1946 when its U.S. service began.

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