Barbados’ Animal Hostel gets Yuletide refurbish courtesy US Maritime Military Group

{Ed’s NoteMy thanks to an avid member of the Sanctuary who’s always ready with a tip or four} The American Coast Guard was here and gave some massive assistance to the Hope Sanctuary

Coast Guard volunteers helped lay new concrete floors in two kennels, install a drainage system in one of the kennels, install a sink, replace door hinges, paint a kennel, walked and played with many of the dogs, and much more.

?It?s fantastic and amazing that we?re getting the support we so desperately need,? said Dominique Maraj, The Hope Sanctuary?s treasurer. ?I?m at a loss for words to describe how much we appreciate the Coast Guard’s help.

The crew and cadets of the Eagle heard about The Hope Sanctuary from the U.S. Embassy located in Barbados and knew they wanted to help. The 18 cadets and crew volunteers from the Eagle stayed at the Sanctuary all day until the last job was done.

The Square rigger from the US is due to stop in South America by the middle of next year –

The Eagle is a 295-foot sailing vessel from New London, Conn., and is the only square-rigged sailing vessel in active government service in the U.S. fleet. The ship is used as a floating classroom for future Coast Guard officers. There are currently about 100 Coast Guard Academy and U.S. Naval Academy cadets aboard Eagle. The cadets are trained and mentored by a crew of approximately 75 men and women.

The Eagle is scheduled to repair a baseball field when they stop in Colombia in July. The crew will be installing a scoreboard at the field that was build by personnel from the Coast Guard Integrated Support Command Boston.

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  1. Is it possible to tour the eagle while it is here in Barbados?


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