CLARA BELLE (1876, Excursion Vessel)


Year of Build:
1876
Official Number:
125534
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
East Saginaw, MI
Vessel Type:
Excursion Vessel
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
2
Original Owner and Location:
Hannah, Lay & Co., Traverse City, MI.
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
High Pressure (including HPNC)
# Cylinders:
1
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
14 x 12" engine. 4'6" x 10' firebox boiler.
Dimensions
Length:
73.42'
Beam:
16.66'
Depth:
5'
Tonnage (gross):
46.79
Tonnage (net):
31.29
Final Disposition
Date:
26 Jun 1911
How:
Abandoned.
History

1876, Jun 30 Entered service on Grand Traverse Bay running daily passenger service out of Northport to various ports around the bay.

Carried up tp 60 passengers.

1882 Sold to run on Lake Charlevoix.

1887, May 5 Was purchased by Chas. Roe and E. Shay from Booth Packing Co. to run Charleviox - Harbor Springs - Cross Village.

1902 Rebuilt as fishtug, owned F.W. Gilchrist, Alpena, MI.

1911, Jun 26 Final enrollment surrendered at Port Huron, MI; abandoned.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Bowling Green State University, Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
Board of Lake Underwriters Marine Directory
C. Patrick Labadie
Peter J. VanderLinden
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

CLARA BELLE (1876, Excursion Vessel)
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CLARA BELLE (1876, Excursion Vessel)