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Bald Eagle (Packet, Towboat, 1898-1934)

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BOAT DESCRIPTION: SternwheelBOAT TYPE: Packet; TowboatBUILT: Madison, Indiana 1898FINAL DISPOSITION: Sank in 1934OWNERS: Eagle Packet Company (1929); Lyne BrothersOFFICERS & 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 RiverOTHER 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

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