BELLE (1850, Steamer)


Year of Build:
1850
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
Buffalo, NY
Vessel Type:
Steamer
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
Bidwell & Banta
Master Carpenter:
Jacob W. Banta
Original Owner and Location:
William A. Abell et al., Buffalo, NY
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
1
Propulsion:
Sidewheel
Engine Type:
Low Pressure
# Boilers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
Two engines.
Dimensions
Length:
142'
Beam:
21' 8"
Depth:
8' 2"
Tonnage (old style):
240.02
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Cape Crocker, Georgian Bay.
Lake Huron.
Date:
16 May 1852
How:
Ashore in thick fog; total loss.
History

1850, Mar 17 Launched.

1850, Nov 29 Took schooner WILLIAM off rocks where it had run ashore, Dunkirk, NY; Lake Erie.

1851, Jun 16 Running daily Buffalo to Silver Creek, Dunkirk & Barcelona.

1852 Chartered to Charles Thompson, Collingwood, ONT to run Penetanguishene-Sault Ste. Marie.

1852, May 16 Wrecked.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Sources:
Donald V. Baut
C. Patrick Labadie
Newspaper Clippings
John E. Poole notes, Bowling Green State University
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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BELLE (1850, Steamer)