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Visual display of the Bald Eagle (Packet, Towboat, 1898-1934)

Bald Eagle (Packet, Towboat, 1898-1934)

  • BOAT DESCRIPTION: Sternwheel
  • BOAT TYPE: Packet; Towboat
  • BUILT: Madison, Indiana 1898
  • FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank in 1934
  • OWNERS: Eagle Packet Company (1929); Lyne Brothers
  • OFFICERS & CREW: Morris P. Anderson (Chief Engineer); Frank Meyers (Captain, 1916); Howard 6 Bear (Second Clerk, 1914); Buck Leyhe (Captain, 1917); Alex Haley (Mate, 1917); George Street (Pilot, 1917); Nathan Smith (Pilot, 1917); George Carroll (Steward, 1917)
  • RIVERS: Mississippi River; Ohio River; Missouri River; Cumberland River; Illinois River
  • OTHER INFORMATION: Ways - 0432; Much of the equipment came from the D. H. Pike. Owned by the Eagle Packet Company and ran principally St. Louis-Illinois River, although in latter years St. Louis-Cape Girardeau-Commerce. Last trade was St. Louis-Fort Madison, in 1929. She was sold to a contracting company for use as a quarterboat on the Missouri River. This was her last use before she broke in two and sank in the Missouri River in 1934
  • PHOTO DESCRIPTION: Passengers on deck
  • Bald Eagle (B)