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American Eagle (Propeller), U570, sunk, 11 Jun 1891

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The tug AMERICAN EAGLE knocked a hole in her side Wednesday night off Cleveland, by running into the tug ALVA B. The latter started to tow the EAGLE into the harbor, but when yet a mile out the EAGLE sunk. On one was hurt. The ALVA B. was damaged to the extent of $300.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Thursday, June 12, 1891
      During the raising of the tug AMERICAN EAGLE a squall came up and dislodged her from the timbers she was resting on, between two barges. In falling, the chains under her hull cut her completely in two, and she is now a total loss.
      Buffalo Enquirer
      Tuesday, June 7, 1891
      Wrecks and Heavy Losses.
The only accident of the past week resulting in a total loss was a collision between the harbor tugs AMERICAN EAGLE and ALVA B. of Cleveland, whereby the former went to the bottom about one mile out from the harbor. The EAGLE was owned by Capt. Dahlke of Cleveland, and was valued at $3,000.
      Marine Review
      June 18, 1891
Edward Dahlke, owner of the Cleveland tug AMERICAN EAGLE has filed a libel for $4,000 damages against the tug ALVA B., also of Cleveland, as a result of a collision between the two boats off Cleveland harbor last spring, in which the AMERICAN EAGLE was sunk.
      Marine Reveiw
      September 24, 1891

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: sunk
Lives: nil
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  • Ohio, United States
    Latitude: 41.4995 Longitude: -81.69541
William R. McNeil
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American Eagle (Propeller), U570, sunk, 11 Jun 1891