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The Eugene F Moran Shipwreck  New York and New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
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Euene F MoranEUGENE F MORAN

The steel hulled coal fired steam tugboat Eugene F Moran was built by Neane & Levy, Philadelphia, PA in 1902. She was 91 feet long had a 22 foot beam and displaced 164 gross tons. This tug was originally named Charles E. Matthews.

On December 9, 1917 while towing two pile drivers from New York thought 60 mph gale winds the Maron suddenly slipped beneath the waves. She took her entire crew of 11 with her to a watery grave.

The Eugene Moran was wire dragged and dynamited as a hazard to navigation. Today she lies scattered in 25 feet of water on the Atlantic City sandbar.
 
 
   

 

 

 

 
 

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