AMERICAN EAGLE (1880, Excursion Vessel)


Year of Build:
1880
Official Number:
105936
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Sandusky, OH
Vessel Type:
Excursion Vessel
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Builder Name:
John Monk
Original Owner and Location:
Wehrle and Work, Middle Bass, OH
Ownership Notes:
Winery owners.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24 x 26", 375 hp @ 115 rpm engine built by Klotz & Kramer, Sandusky, OH. 8' x 16' firebox boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
105'
Beam:
24.5'
Depth:
9'
Tonnage (gross):
161
Tonnage (net):
80
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Wallaceburg, ONT.
Date:
  1944
How:
Abandoned, Broken up
Notes:
Laid on the bank of the Sydenham River below Wallaceburg.
History

1882, May 18 Boiler explosion near Kelly's Island, Lake Erie; 5 killed; was racing steamer JAY COOKE. Owned Andrew Wehrle, Middle Bass, OH.

1884 Struck a reef 1 1/2 miles west of Kelly's Island.

1890 Cut down to a tug at Toledo, OH.

1891, Jun 13 Collision with tug ALVAH B. 2 miles off Cleveland. The tug AMERICAN EAGLE sank, crew saved.

1892 60 skaters stranded on the ice floe that AMERICAN EAGLE broke loose at Sandusky Bay.

1899 Owned Frank Kelley, Great Lakes Towing Co.

1901 Sold to Lafe S. Sullivan, Toledo, cut down to a tug, Gillmores Shipyard, Toledo, OH.

1907 Burned Toledo, OH, repaired.

1908, Dec 21 Burned Toledo, OH, off Riverside.

1910, May 30 Rebuilt at Wallaceburg, ONT by Lee Brothers as a Canadian tug or passenger boat. Never finished.

1944 Broke up, Wallaceburg, Ont.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
Dossin Great Lakes Museum
Edward J. Dowling Collection, University of Detroit - Mercy
Great Lakes Register
C. Patrick Labadie
William MacDonald Collection, Dossin Great Lakes Museum, Detroit
Newspaper Clippings
Steamboat Era in the Muskokas by Richard Tatley
Lorne Joyce
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

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AMERICAN EAGLE (1880, Excursion Vessel)