The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
American Eagle (Propeller), fire, 19 Jun 1885

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Tug AMERICAN EAGLE, of Chicago, of 47 tons and built 1865, burned at Cleveland June 19, 1885. Total loss. She had no cargo and the value of loss $4,000.
      Total Losses on the Lakes, 1885
      Cleveland leader
      December 7, 1885

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      NOTE. - Although the above Casualty List declares a Total Loss, the AMERICA EAGLE is listed in the 1886 List of Merchant Steamships, U.S.A., with reduced tonnage and sizes from the 1885 list. It would appear that she was rebuilt.

Steam screw AMERICAN EAGLE. U. S. No. 570. Of 34.48 tons gross; 17.24 tons net. Built at Buffalo, N.Y., in 1865. Home port, Cleveland, Ohio. 57.5 x 17.3 x 6.6 Of 45 nominal horse power.
      Merchant Vessel list, U. S., 1889

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Reason: fire
Hull damage: $4,000
Remarks: Rebuilt
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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American Eagle (Propeller), fire, 19 Jun 1885