AMERICAN EAGLE

 

On 10 June 1891, the tug AMERICAN EAGLE (wooden propeller tug, 46 gross tons, built in 1865, at Buffalo, New York) collided with the tug ALVA B (wooden propeller tug, 73 foot, 83 gross tons, built in 1890, at Buffalo, New York), which was not in motion, about 2.5 miles west of the Cleveland breakwater. The ALVA B hooked up a line and started towing the AMERICAN EAGLE in, but she sank a half-mile from the harbor entrance.

AMERICAN EAGLE
Build Year
1865
Official Number
US570
Subject
Towing
Construction
Build City
Buffalo
Build State
NY
Vessel Type
Tug (Towboat)
Number of Decks
1
Hull Materials
Wood
Builder Name
Robert Scott, J. Carrol
Ownership
Original Owner
Thomas Clark
Original Owner Location
Buffalo, NY
Power (Sail)
Propulsion Type
Screw
Power (Mechanical)
Engine Number Boilers
1
Engine Number 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.
Final Date Month
6
Final Date Day
10
Final Date Year
1891
Final How
Collision.
Final Notes
Collision with tug ALVA B., sank. Raised around Jul 1 cut through by salvagers’ chains. Machinery recovered later.
History and Notes
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.