AMERICAN EAGLE (1865, Tug (Towboat))


Year of Build:
1865
Official Number:
570
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Tug (Towboat)
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Robert Scott, J. Carrol
Original Owner and Location:
Thomas Clark, Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Dimensions
Length:
57.5'
Beam:
16.6'
Depth:
7.7'
Tonnage (gross):
46.67
Tonnage (net):
23
Final Disposition
Final Location:
1/2 mile from harbor entrance, Cleveland, OH.
Lake Erie.
Date:
10 Jun 1891
How:
Collision.
Notes:
Collision with tug ALVA B., sank. Raised around Jul 1 cut through by salvagers' chains. Machinery recovered later.
History

1865 Enrolled Buffalo, NY.

1867 Enrolled Milwaukee, WI.

1969, May 20 Owned Jas. Porter & Mary French, Milwaukee, WI.

1871 Owned James Porter, Manistee, MI.

1873 Owned Starke Brothers (et al), Milwaukee, WI; repaired.

1876 Owned C.H. Cook (et al), Montague, MI.

1879 Owned Dall & Co., Chicago, IL.

1885, Apr Sunk after striking wreck of schooner EXCHANGE Kelley's Island.

1885, Jun 19 Burned off Cleveland, rebuilt.

1891, Jun 10 Sunk.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
Lytle List
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Peter J. VanderLinden
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

AMERICAN EAGLE (1865, Tug (Towboat))
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AMERICAN EAGLE (1865, Tug (Towboat))