WALBRIDGE, BELLE (1857, Schooner)


Year of Build:
1857
Official Number:
2234
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Cleveland, OH
Vessel Type:
Schooner
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
George W. Jones
Power
Power:
Sail
Number of Masts:
2
Dimensions
Length:
137.6'
Beam:
25.7'
Depth:
10.3'
Tonnage (gross):
355
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Harbor entrance, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Lake Michigan
Date:
22 Nov 1886
How:
Collided with pier in gale; sank
Notes:
1894 Government dredge removed remains from site
History

1857 Enrolled Toledo, Ohio

1859 Enrolled Oswego, New York; possibly owned Oliver Bugbee of

Buffalo, New York

1860 Owned Hoag & Strong, Toledo

1863 Owned Hoag & Wolbridge, Toledo

1864 Owned D. Steele, Toledo

1867 Large repairs

1868 270.66 gross tons; repaired

1872, March 18 Owned Harvey Hyde, Port Huron, Michigan

1874 Owned Charnley Brothers & Company, Chicago; damaged off Waukegon,

Illinois in collision with steamer V.H.KETCHUM

1875, June Damaged in Chicago River, struck HUNGARIAN at dock

1876, October 10 On reef at North Bay, twenty miles from Death's Door,

Lake Michigan; lightered off

1886, November 22 Collided with pier & sank in gale at harbor entrance

at Sheboygan, Wisconsin; cargo lumber, pickets &

telephone poles; crew survived

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
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

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WALBRIDGE, BELLE (1857, Schooner)