This morning I took a couple of hours off work and boarded the M/V Frolic, a classic 1939 Elco 44′ Cruiser belonging to the SC Maritime Foundation. We headed out into the harbor to photograph the arrival of the US Coastguard’s Eagle – a 295ft. barque, originally built in Germany in 1936, commissioned for service by Adolf Hitler, and secured by the US after the second World War as part of the war reparations. She is here for the Charleston Harborfest 2009. Hopefully when she leaves, she will be under sail.