THREE SHIPS VISITING
The USS Eagle, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy's tall ship, is docked at the West Wall of the Inner Harbor for public tours today and tomorrow. The three-masted ship carries more than 20,000 square feet of sail aloft and more than 20 miles of rigging.
The ship -- 5 feet shorter than a football field, will be open to the public from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and tomorrow. The Eagle, with 11 officers, 112 cadets and 59 crew members, is expected to leave Baltimore at 8:30 a.m. Sunday.
The modern ship, Karel Doorman, the first frigate of her class in the Dutch Navy, is to arrive at Pier 5, Pratt Street, a 3 p.m. today. The ship will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow at Pier 5, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday and Monday at the West Wall, Inner Harbor.
The frigate's main tasks are anti-submarine warfare, surface warfare, local air defense and crisis management operations. It is 401 feet long, and has 17 officers and 136 enlisted personnel.
A modern Canadian frigate, the HMCS Fredricton, is to arrive at noon today. The 440-foot patrol vessel, with 25 officers and 200 enlisted personnel, will berth at Pier 3, Locust Point, and will be open to the public from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday. Street performers will entertain at the Harborplace Amphitheatre from 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday, and from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday. Among the performers will be the a cappella group Regency and jugglers Jerry Rowan, Disorderly Conduct and Doubble Troubble. Performances tomorrow night and Sunday nights will culminate with a "Fire Show Spectacular." It's all free.
FREE JAZZ, R&B;
Free jazz and rhythm and blues concerts will be presented from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. each Thursday in June in Charles Center Plaza, on Fayette Street between Charles and Liberty streets near Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.'s building. The series is sponsored by Budweiser and V-103 Radio, with contributions from BGE, Manekin Corp., Edison Parking, CB Commercial and One Charles Center. Bring lawn chairs.
* June 2. Ramsey Lewis, three-time Grammy winning pianist.
* June 9. Kim Waters, Maryland-born saxophonist.
* June 16. Stanley Jordan, guitarist.
* June 23. Angela Bofill, rhythm-and-blues singer.
* June 30. The Rippingtons, contemporary jazz band.