1930 Gloucester Fishing Schooner located in Maine for sale

125' Gloucester Fishing Schooner


Description: American Eagle has a rich history. Today she looks and feels like a new boat. 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

Equipment: HULL

Planking: Carvel planked, 2 thick oak
Frames: Double sawn oak & black locust frames
Fastenings: Ferrous square cut spikes, galvanized
Bolting: Ferrous
Shelf & Clamp: Oak
Ceiling: Estimated thickness 1.75 inches
Stem: Oak
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,

main engine,

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.
Fastenings: Ferrous
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.
Cabin Trunk

Carlin: Oak
Sides: White pine
Ends: White pine
Hatches: Various
Windows: Various
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
Autopilot: None
Main Engine:

Description: Single diesel engine, driving a feathering propeller through a hydraulic
reverse gear
Make & Model: Detroit Diesel V6-71, natural aspirated
Year 1985
Serial Number: 6VAL 136541
Horsepower: 193 HP & shaft is fitted with a hobco shaft brake
Indicated Hours: 7,000
Fuel: Diesel
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
Stern Gear:

Shaft: 2 stainless
Stuffing box: Internal, fixed
Propeller: 32 X 20 Luke feathering

Fuel System:

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.
Location: Various: Engine compartment, galley, head.
Operable As required and inspected by USCG


Type: Neoprene, PVC,
Double clamped

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Location: Rockland, Maine


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