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 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.