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Boonsboro High grad Smith spends part of summer on Coast Guard ships

July 25, 2011
  • Laurin Smith of Boonsboro, a 3rd Class Cadet at the United States Coast Guard Academy, set sail in May aboard America's Tall Ship, Barque Eagle.
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Laurin Smith, a 3rd Class Cadet at the United States Coast Guard Academy, set sail in May aboard America’s Tall Ship, Barque Eagle.  

This year marks the 75th birthday for Eagle, which was appropriated by the U.S. from Hitler’s Germany at the end of World War II.  

Eagle visited Waterford, Ireland, en route to Hamburg, Germany, to celebrate with other ships from the era built in the shipyard there.  

The ship then traveled to London, where the cadets aboard disembarked and returned to the United States for other assignments.  

Smith was one of 150 cadets who joined the 68 officers and crew on the voyage.  Eagle is a training vessel for the academy and an ambassador for the U.S.

Smith is now finishing her summer training on the USCG Morgenthau, ported in Alameda, Calif.

The Morgenthau patrols from South America to the Bering Sea, conducting counternarcotics missions, alien migrant interdiction operations, foreign and domestic fisheries enforcement, and search and rescue.

Smith, a naval architecture major, is a 2010 graduate of Boonsboro High School.  

She is the daughter of Tom and Kristy Smith of Rohrersville.  

For more information about Eagle or the Coast Guard Academy, go to www.uscga.edu.

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