The Eugene F Moran Shipwreck
New York and New Jersey's (Wreck Valley)
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EUGENE 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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