American Eagle started life as a fishing schooner. In the mid-1980's the boat was found in Gloucester and restored by the current owner. Today she looks and feels like a new boat while retaining original detailing throughour. Her fair lines, solid timber and tarred rigging are as they were three generations ago when she first went to work in the waters off New England. She was recently designated a National Historic Landmark, and is one of very few sailing vessels licensed for international voyages.
American Eagle is:
National Historic Landmark
Rebuilt, maintained and operated by the owner
Ten times winner of the Gloucester Schooner Race
Certificated for 56 day, 28 overnight, operator and two deckhands
Tall Ship event participant
Last fishing schooner built in Gloucester, with historic connections to the Gertrude L. Thebaud and Capt. Ben Pine
Currently carries a passenger safety certificate and SOLAS exemptions/certification for voyages to Canada
Good reputation and loyal following since 1986
New sails and awning 2013
PHOTO CREDITS: Greg Gettens, Dick Loehr, Fred LeBlanc, Noah Barnes, Peter Owens, Eric Klem, Anthony Marks, Kathy Foss, Michael Carstanjen
Please contact Rockport Marine at (207) 236-9651
Ytterligare specifikationer, utrustning och information:
Tillverkare: United Sail Loft
Köl: full köl
Bredd: 19 fot 5 tum
Däcklängd: 92 fot 0 tum
Min. djupgång: 11 fot 4 tum
Total effekt: 175 HP
Motormärke: Detroit Diesel
Motortyp: V6-71, Natural Aspirated
Motorstyrka: 175 HP
Planking: Carvel planked, 2” thick oak
Frames: Double sawn oak & black locust frames
Fastenings: Ferrous square cut spikes, galvanized
Shelf & Clamp: Oak
Ceiling: Estimated thickness 1.75 inches
Stern post: Oak
Transom: Short counter stern, Oak planked
Structural keel: Oak
Ballast: Internal ballast, all lead or lead encased in concrete.
Five compartments: Forepeak, forecastle & galley, midships,
Structural: All watertight bulkheads
Construction: Planked on stanchions
Watertight doors: There is a single steel watertight door with dogs in the bulkhead between galley and midships compartments. All other bulkheads are solid
Decking: laid White pine, caulked and paid seams.
Bulwarks Oak planking over black locust
Lifelines: single rope lifeline set up on short stanchions bolted to stanchion cap rail.
Pulpits: Bowsprit is fitted with a pulpit rail with lifelines.
Hatches: Various, all with approved hatches.
Sides: White pine
Ends: White pine
Cabin truncks have drop boards.
Rudder Blade: Wooden blade, logged up construction
Rudder Shaft: oak,solid shaft
Steering: Lunenberg worm-gear steering
Rudder stops: Integral to steerer. Rudder is not fitted with check chains
Description: Single diesel engine, driving a feathering propeller through a hydraulic
Make & Model: Detroit Diesel V6-71, natural aspirated
Serial Number: 6VAL 136541
Horsepower: 193 HP & shaft is fitted with a hobco shaft brake
Indicated Hours: 7,000
Cooling system: Freshwater cooled by heat exchanger
Controls: Kobelt control head, Morse cable linkage
Reverse Gear: Twin Disc
Engine exhaust renewed in 2012, now made of type 316 L stainless steel
Shaft: 2” stainless
Stuffing box: Internal, fixed
Propeller: 32 X 20 Luke feathering
Tank: Single 210 gallon tank
Location: Engine compartment
Construction: Welded aluminum
Feed lines: Approved neoprene
Fuel filters: Engine mount
Water separator: Racor
Type: Wet exhaust
Material: Engine exhaust renewed in 2012, now made of type 316 L stainless steel. Iron water cooled manifold, water-jacketed steel dry riser with water injection at steel waterlift muffler. Exhaust port is on starboard side of hull, above waterline.
Type: Forced draft. DC axial vane blower, draws from battery banks.
Type: Natural draft to engine compartment
Through Hulls & Seacocks:
Type & Number: Bronze marine Tapered Plug, and ball valves.
Winch: Schooner style “teeter-totter” winch with operating levers. Winch is also operated by a hydraulic motor that runs off the main engine. Winch is mounted on two frame timbers, with the pawls and actuator mounted ona center pawl post.
Chocks: Steel hawse pipes fitted into the bow noble timbers
Cleats & Bitts: Bitt posts
Rode storage: Chain rode is flaked down in a deck box.
Anchor stowage: Anchors are stowed on the bulwark cap, with a manual anchor burton to hang the anchor.
Small boats: Vessel is equipped with three boats that are carried in davits along the rail, as follows:
17’ rowing “seine skiff” equipped for 11 persons
14’ “North Haven” sailboat
12’ rowing boat
Portable Fire Extinguishers
As required in USCG certificate. All extinguishers are tagged annually.
Type: Fireboy FE 241 fixed system in engine compartment with current inspection, remote actuator
Pump type: Centrifugal, operated off hydraulic motor
Pump type: Gasoline power portable
Hoses: Service hoses
Emergency Flotation devices
Type Number Stowage Condition
ADULT 1 52 Deck boxes OK
CHILD'S 1 6 Deck boxes OK
Life Raft: 50 person IBA new in 2012
Survival Suits: None seen
Overboard Gear: As required by USCG, throwable ring with approved line. Vessel is able to maneuver under power, and carries small boats that can be launched while underway, and crew qualified to man a small boat.
Remarkably well kept vessel by her very knowledgeable owner/captain.
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.